Guidelines for the identification of larvae

Kumaran, M (1989) Guidelines for the identification of larvae. In: Summer institute in recent advances on the study of marine fish eggs and larvae, 14 June - 3 July 1989, Kochi.


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The different stages or phases in the life history of fishes markedly vary from the adult and the degrees of difference vary in different groups. However, there is no sudden metamorphosis in fishes and the change of form is slow. The differences between the larvae and adults of some fishes have led erroneously to the descriptions of the early stages of eel as Leptocephalus, Molidae as Molacanthus and Centaurus. Chaetodontidae as Tholichthys, Schindleria as Heiinirhamphus and Lampreys as Ammocoetus, Later, these generic names were given the status of stages in the early life history of the fish concerned.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guidelines for the identification of larvae
Subjects: Eggs and Larvae
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 09:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:30

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