Laboratory reared fish eggs and larvae and subsequent stages from plankton of Vellar Estuary, Porto Novo: 2. The flatfish, Cynoglossus puncticeps (Richardson)

M. Thangaraja

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Eggs and larvae of the flatfish, Cynoglossus puncticeps were collected from Vellar Estuary and reared in the laboratory upto 72 hr (4 stages) while the rest of the 7 stages (6 postlarvae and 1 juvenile) were collected from plankton samples. Of two batches of eggs appeared in the plankton, the first batch was from January-April (sal. 30.76-34.77 ppt; temp. 27.43-31.18 degrees C) and second from July-October (35.37-19.81 ppt; temp. 28.65-29.63 degrees C). Subsequently larvae were collected from January-December (sal. 35.78-2.25 ppt; temp. 28.38-26.68 degrees C). Larval growth and the morphometric measurements have been described

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