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The Digestive System of Eel Larvae

  • Tadahide Kurokawal
  • Benedikte H. Pedersen


The eel culture industry depends on the wild glass eel (postleptocephalus larvae) for seed, but the catch of glass eels is highly variable off the Japanese coast. Therefore, the establishment of production systems for eel larvae is desired.


Gastric Gland Exogenous Feeding Clupea Harengus Tryptic Activity Anguilla Japonica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadahide Kurokawal
    • 1
  • Benedikte H. Pedersen
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Fisheries Research AgencyNansei, MieJapan
  2. 2.Marine Biological LaboratoryUniversity of CopenhagenHelsingorDenmark

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