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Free Content Larval Development of the Neon Goby, Elacatinus Oceanops, in Florida

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Spawning of Elacatinus oceanops in coastal waters of southern Florida occurs from February to April. Small juveniles become abundant in the habitat in April. The egg capsule, 2.3 mm in length, is demersal. Development of the embryo proceeds rapidly; hatching occurs about 175 hours after fertilization (at 24-27°C). Twelve steps in the development of embryo and larva are illustrated.

All references in the literature to this species are included, and those pertaining to geographical range and to larval development are briefly discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1967

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