|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2005|
|Authors:||S. Morioka, Kaunda E.|
|Keywords:||Engraulicypris sardella larvae and juveniles, GROWTH, Lake Malawi, lapillus increments, spawning season|
The hatching period and the growth of Malawian cyprinid Engraulicypris sardella larvae and juveniles collected from two sites along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Malawi were investigated using otolith increment information. The lapillus was used to determine the age in days following previous studies. The hatching months of fish estimated on the basis of lapillus increment counts were from November to July (nine months of a year), demonstrating that this species had an extended spawning season. Based on the age analysis, the fish were
Preliminary examination of hatching season and growth of Engraulicypris sardella (Pisces: Cyprinidae) larvae and juveniles in Lake Malawi
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