Chauveheid and Billard, 1983


Chauveheid, A. and Billard, R. (1983) Incubation and hatching of pike eggs and larval yolk resorption., pp. 163-176

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Esox lucius Egg Oocyte diameter 2-2.5 [Ova or ferlilized egg before swelling] 2.25 mm
Esox lucius Egg Egg size after water-hardening 2.5-2.9 [20-40% increase after water swelling] 2.7 mm
Esox lucius Egg Incubation time 30.9 [5.8°C], 15.2 [9.0°C], 9.4 [12.0°C], 6.3 [15°C], 4.7 [18°C] 30.9 days
Esox lucius Egg Temperature for incubation 7-15 is the optimum 11.0 °C
Esox lucius Egg Degree-days for incubation About 120 [E = 4 + 1.2619-t] 120.0 °C * day
Esox lucius Larvae Initial larval size 8.5-9 8.75 mm
Esox lucius Larvae Larvae behaviour Remain fixed vertically for about 130 DD, then swin near the surface Demersal
Esox lucius Larvae Full yolk-sac resorption 160-180 170.0 °C * day
Esox lucius Larvae Onset of exogeneous feeding 150-160 155.0 °C * day