Leptocephalus eel larvae will feed in aquaria

Noritaka Mochioka, Masashi Iwamizu, Takeshi Kanda

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Abstract

Premetamorphosing larvae of Muraenesox cinereus (Muraenesocidae) and Conger myriaster (Congridae), caught and kept alive in aquaria, repeatedly bit pieces out of a lump of squid paste. By coloring the paste with Brilliant Red, ingestion and defecation were clearly seen through the transparent gut. The paste is not their natural food, but nevertheless a possible food item for rearing eels from eggs; most previous efforts have failed inasmuch as the larvae have starved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Biology of Fishes
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1993

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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Leptocephalus eel larvae will feed in aquaria. / Mochioka, Noritaka; Iwamizu, Masashi; Kanda, Takeshi.

In: Environmental Biology of Fishes, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.04.1993, p. 381-384.

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Mochioka, Noritaka ; Iwamizu, Masashi ; Kanda, Takeshi. / Leptocephalus eel larvae will feed in aquaria. In: Environmental Biology of Fishes. 1993 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 381-384.
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