Eel Biology

Editors: Aida, K., Tsukamoto, K., Yamauchi, K. (Eds.)

  • Represents the recent advance in eel biology, and it will be the important source of information for researchers in the field of aquatic biology, aquaculture and fisheries

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As a food resource in both Eastern and Western countries, the eel is an important fish. Over the years, remarkable progress has been achieved in understanding the mysterious life cycle of eels that has fascinated scientists since the age of Aristotle. The spawning area of the Japanese eel was discovered and the migratory route of its larvae was elucidated. With the development of techniques for artificial induction of gonadal maturation, it became possible to obtain hatched larvae. Larval rearing to the leptocephalus stage, one of the most difficult tasks involved in eel culture, finally was achieved. By presenting these important breakthroughs, Eel Biology will be of great help in the development of effective management strategies for maintaining stable eel populations. With contributions by leading experts, this book is a valuable source for researchers as well as industry technicians in the fields of aquatic biology, aquaculture, and fisheries.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Taxonomy of the Freshwater Eels, Genus Anguilla Schrank, 1798

    Watanabe, Shun

    Pages 3-18

  • Origin and Evolution of the Freshwater Eels, Genus Anguilla

    Aoyama, Jun

    Pages 19-29

  • Catadromous Eels of the North Atlantic: A Review of Molecular Genetic Findings Relevant to Natural History, Population Structure, Speciation, and Phylogeny

    Avise, John C.

    Pages 31-48

  • Leptocephali

    Mochioka, Noritaka

    Pages 51-60

  • Metamorphosis

    Otake, Tsuguo

    Pages 61-74

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-65909-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eel Biology
Editors
  • K. Aida
  • K. Tsukamoto
  • K. Yamauchi
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-65907-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-65907-5
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-65909-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 497
Number of Illustrations and Tables
270 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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