Embryonic and larval development of a Japanese spinous loach,Cobitis takatsuensis

  title={Embryonic and larval development of a Japanese spinous loach,Cobitis takatsuensis},
  author={Takaaki Shimizu and Harumi Sakai and Nobuhiko Mizuno},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
The embryonic and larval development ofCobitis takatsuensis, a mountain stream spinous loach, was surveyed by incubating artificially inseminated eggs. The mean diameter of the inflated eggs and mean total length of newly-hatched larvae were 2.7 mm and 5.7 mm, respectively. The eggs were spherical, transparent and unpigmented, with a pale yellow yolk and no oil globule. The daily cumulative temperature to hatching was estimated to be 70–110°C. day. Hatched larvae were unpigmented with outer… CONTINUE READING


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