Early development and allometric growth in Nannacara anomala Regan, 1905 (Perciformes: Cichlidae) under laboratory conditions

Por Kupren, Krzysztof & M. Prusinska, D. Zarski, S. Krejszeff, D. Kucharczyk

Neotropical Ichthyology, pp. epub (2014). DOI: 10.1590/1982-0224-20130104


" Morphological development and allometric growth of laboratory reared Nannacara anomala were studied from hatching to the loss of larval characters and beginning of squamation (18 days post-hatching) at 26°C. The mean total length (TL) of larvae and juveniles increased from 3.74 mm at hatching to 9.60 mm at metamorphosis. Morphogenesis and differentiation were most intense during the first week of development. During this period (TL interval = 3.74 - 4.84 mm) there was an evident priority to enhance the feeding and swimming capabilities by promoting accelerated growth in the head and tail regions. Following this period, there was a major decrease in growth coefficients, indicating a change in growth priorities. Observations on the early development of Nannacara anomala confirmed the basic uniformity development of a substrate brooding cichlid "

Clasificación: Fisiología y enfermedades, Sudadmérica.

Idioma: English

Kupren, Krzysztof & M. Prusinska, D. Zarski, S. Krejszeff, D. Kucharczyk. 2014. "Early development and allometric growth in Nannacara anomala Regan, 1905 (Perciformes: Cichlidae) under laboratory conditions". Neotropical Ichthyology. pp. epub (crc06424) (resumen)