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The Yellow Eel

  • Christopher Moriarty


The essentials of knowledge of the biology of the yellow eel in temperate waters had been well established by the 1970s and have been ably summarized by Tesch (1977). His book clearly indicated both the very high degree of variability within each species and considerable uniformity between those species of the genus Anguilla for which information was available. Many studies of yellow eel populations have taken place since 1977. While greatly increasing the detail of information available, they have in general supported the conclusions drawn at that time. In this chapter, general statements on the ecology of the yellow eel will be found to be supported in the work of Tesch, which contains an exhaustive bibliography. The references used in preparing this chapter are, for the most part, work that has been published since 1977. Strong selection was necessary because a list of all relevant publications would have occupied the entire chapter.


Prey Taxon Swedish West Coast Alizarin Complexone Marked Annuli 
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  • Christopher Moriarty
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  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinDublin 2Ireland

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