Chorion microstructure for identifying five fish eggs of Apogonidae

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The chorion microstructure of the eggs of apogonids including Apogon lateralis, A. aureus, A. nitidus, A. cookii and A. guamensis was studied by scanning electron microscopy. In Apogonidae, egg chorion microstructures, especially those in the micropyle region, are useful characters for egg identification.

Keywords: Apogonidae; egg identification; micropyle region

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, 202 Keelung, Taiwan 2: Department of Applied Mathematics, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan 3: Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Publication date: September 1, 2007

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