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Migration from Continental Waters to the Spawning Grounds

  • F. W. Tesch
  • N. Rohlf


The spawning migration of the eel (Anguilla sp.) starts in continental waters, which have provided nutrition for eel growth and development to reach the h siolo ical readiness of the maturation process and the conditioning p Y g p boning to enable migration to the spawning grounds. The onset of migration occurs in freshwater of very different limnological condition as well as in brackish or Y marine water areas (Tsukamoto et al. 1998). The freshwater migration is described by Haro (this volume).


Flood Tide Spawn Ground Swimming Depth Maximum Diving Depth European Continental Shelf 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. Tesch
    • 1
  • N. Rohlf
    • 2
  1. 1.Gartenstr. 1aSchenefeldGermany
  2. 2.Heckenrosenweg 21KielGermany

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