Anonymous, 1982


Anonymous. (1982) Alimentary canal development of muskellunge, Esox masquinongy. Copeia, pp. 717-719

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Esox masquinongy Larvae Larvae behaviour Five days after the larvae swam up from the bottom Demersal
Esox masquinongy Larvae Sibling intracohort cannibalism At that stage of development, the muskellunge were progressing from the larval to the juvenile period, and cannibalism was first detected Present
Esox masquinongy Larvae Full yolk-sac resorption Yolk remained along the ventral portion of the oesophagus and intestine and was present until the fourth day of feeding No data
Esox masquinongy Larvae Onset of exogeneous feeding Food was given to the larvae on the day they sawm up from the bottom of the tanks (9 days after hatching) and each day thereafter (at 20°C) 9.0 °C * day