Gonad histology and plasma steroid profiles in wild New Zealand freshwater eels (Anguilla dieffenbachii and A. australis) before and at the onset of the natural spawning migration. I. Females*

@article{Lokman2004GonadHA,
  title={Gonad histology and plasma steroid profiles in wild New Zealand freshwater eels (Anguilla dieffenbachii and A. australis) before and at the onset of the natural spawning migration. I. Females*},
  author={Pieter Mark Lokman and Gerard J. Vermeulen and Jan G.D. Lambert and Graham Young},
  journal={Fish Physiology and Biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={325-338}
}
To determine steroid profiles in immature and maturing female eels from the wild, non-migratory and migratory New Zealand longfinned (Anguilla dieffenbachii) and shortfinned (A. australis) eels were caught and blood and ovarian samples collected. Plasma steroid levels were determined and related to the developmental stage of the ovary. Ovaries of non-migrants contained oogonia and previtellogenic oocytes. Vitellogenic oocytes were never observed in these groups, but instead were very common… CONTINUE READING