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Oceanic spawning ecology of freshwater eels in the western North Pacific
The natural reproductive ecology of freshwater eels remained a mystery even after some of their offshore spawning areas were discovered approximately 100 years ago. In this study, we investigate theExpand
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Diet of anguilloid larvae: leptocephali feed selectively on larvacean houses and fecal pellets
Gut contents of 234 leptocephali comprising eight species of eels were examined from five families (Congridae, Muraenidae, Muraenesocidae, Nettastomatidae, and Ophichthidae). The larvae belonged toExpand
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Evidence of a spawning area of Anguillamarmorata in the western North Pacific
Abstract. Leptocephali of the tropical eel Anguillamarmorata have been consistently collected in the same area of the North Equatorial Current (NEC) in the western North Pacific during threeExpand
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Distribution and dispersal of anguillid leptocephali in the western Pacific Ocean revealed by molecular analysis
To determine the distribution and dispersal of leptocephalus larvae of freshwater eels Anguilla spp. in the western Pacific, mitochondrial DNA sequences of 63 larvae were compared with those ofExpand
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Seasonal changes of the RNA/DNA ratio, size and lipid contents and immigration adaptability of Japanese glass-eels, Anguilla japonica, collected in northern Kyushu, Japan
RNA/DNA ratios and the condition factor, as determined by weight and length of glass-eels, Anguilla japonica, were evaluated for assessment of nutritional status. The negative correlation of RNA/DNAExpand
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Discovery of mature freshwater eels in the open ocean
Keywords Anguilla First catch Freshwater eels Matured males Spawning areaAll freshwater eels of the genus Anguilla are catadromous,in that they perform long-distance migrations to offshorespawningExpand
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Seamounts, New Moon and eel Spawning: The Search for the Spawning Site of the Japanese eel
After analyzing all the collection data for larvae of the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, in the western North Pacific, we found that the spawning site of this species appears to be near threeExpand
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Spawning time and place of the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica in the North Equatorial current of the western North Pacific Ocean
: The location and timing of spawning of the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica was studied during two research cruises of the R/V Hakuho Maru and R/V Suruga Maru in the North Equatorial Current ofExpand
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Characterization and evolutionary analysis of tributyltin‐binding protein and pufferfish saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin‐binding protein genes in toxic and nontoxic pufferfishes
Understanding the evolutionary mechanisms of toxin accumulation in pufferfishes has been long‐standing problem in toxicology and evolutionary biology. Pufferfish saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin‐bindingExpand
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Factors influencing otolith strontium/calcium ratios in Anguilla japonica elvers
The effects of temperature and salinity on the concentration ratios of strontium (Sr) to calcium (Ca) within the sagittal otoliths of elvers of the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, were studied byExpand
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