Prokhorchik, 1987


Prokhorchik, G.A. and Petukhov, V.B. and Petrikov, A.M. (1987) Embryonic development of the European eel Anguilla anguilla (L.) under experimental conditions. Voprosy ikhtiologii [VOPR. IKHTIOL./J. ICHTHYOL.]., pp. 124-131

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Anguilla anguilla Larvae Initial larval size The prolarvae are 2.5-2.7 mm in the period of mass hatching 2.6 mm
Anguilla anguilla Larvae Larvae behaviour The prolarvae on hatching settled at the bottom of the incubation containers and remained lying with the back down, periodically making spiral movements and rising into the water column. The large fat droplet, broad fin border and head sinus ensured buoyancy of the prolarvae Demersal
Anguilla anguilla Larvae Full yolk-sac resorption After four days, the yok sac is almost completely resorbed, the fat doplet begins to resorb No data