Sexual maturation of Japanese eel and production of eel larvae in the aquarium

@article{Yamamoto1974SexualMO,
  title={Sexual maturation of Japanese eel and production of eel larvae in the aquarium},
  author={Koshi Yamamoto and Kohei Yamauchi},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1974},
  volume={251},
  pages={220-222}
}
THE life history of the eel is complex and despite many investigations little is known about its embryonic development. Some investigators such as Grassi and Calandriccio (1896: cited in ref. 1) and Fish1, described the supposed early development of eels, using developing eggs collected by a trawl for young fish in suspected spawning grounds of eels. The time of fertilisation of these eggs, however, was unknown, and the species involved was uncertain. Artificial maturation of eels by hormonal… CONTINUE READING