First-feeding by European eel larvae: A step towards closing the life cycle in captivity

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Abstract

First evidence of first-feeding European eel larvae that have been reared in captivity•Up to 50% of larvae ingested a diet composed of concentrated rotifer paste, with or without natural feeding stimulants•Documentation of a significant increase in feeding success under higher light intensities•Results move us a step closer towards understanding an undisclosed phase in the European eel life cycle
Original languageEnglish
JournalAquaculture
Volume464
Pages (from-to)451-458
ISSN0044-8486
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Anguilla anguilla
  • Aquaculture
  • Stock enhancement
  • Larval nutrition
  • Diet
  • Light

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