The relationship between temperature and the size and age of larvae and peri-metamorphic stages of Pleuronectes flesus


Hutchinson, S. and Hawkins, L.E. (2004) The relationship between temperature and the size and age of larvae and peri-metamorphic stages of Pleuronectes flesus. Journal of Fish Biology, 65, (2), 448-459. (doi:10.1111/j.0022-1112.2004.00462.x).

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Laboratory observations of live animals were used to describe the developmental sequence of the flounder Pleuronectes flesus. Developmental state was related to age and total length (L T) from hatching, through metamorphosis, to the juvenile form. By following animals at 7, 11 and 15° C it was found that, whilst the L T at metamorphosis was the same for all the temperature regimes and was not temperaturedependant, the time taken to reach this stage was related to rearing temperature. It was also observed that animals could be induced to metamorphose by transfer to reduced salinity but only if they were close to the critical length for metamorphosis.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0022-1112 (print)
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Keywords: flounder, larval development, metamorphosis, salinity, temperature
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 8989
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:01
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8989

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