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Embryonic development in alligator pipefish, Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 2785)

Dhanya, S and Rajagopal, S and Khan, Ajmal S and Balasubramanian, T (2005) Embryonic development in alligator pipefish, Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 2785). Current Science, 88 (1). pp. 178-181.

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Abstract

The alligator pipefish, Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 1785) is a common inhabitant of seagrass beds along Palk Bay, southeast coast of India. This primitive pipefish broods the embryos along the undersurface of its trunk. Eleven embryonic stages were equenced based on morphological differences. The newborn resembles adults in form except for a slightly cylindrical body, shorter snout and brown colour. The gestation period was 25 ± 5 days at a temperature range of 28-32°C.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Oceanography > marine biology
Divisions: Annamalai Univ - Marine Biology
Depositing User: CASMB
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010 04:12
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2010 05:47
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/34

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