Breeding Places of Sucking-Fish in the North Atlantic


IN a note in NATURE of Dec, 4, 1926, p. 805, Dr. H. C. Delsman described an attempt to hatch some fish eggs from the Java Sea which, according to his investigations, belong to Echeneis naucrates L. Hitherto nothing at all has been known about the propagation of this sucking-fish which is so common in tropical seas. Nor have we been any better acquainted with the breeding places and development of other sucking-fish, in spite of the attention given to these fish since early times.

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    In Comptes rendus do l'Acad. des Sci., Paris, 1926, t. 182, p. 1293, I have given a short survey of these young stages us to the position and development of the sucking disc during the ontogenesis.

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    A survey of the smallest known adolescent stages of the different species has recently appeared by E. W. Gudger (Am. Mus. Novitates, Nov. 17, 1926).

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TÅNING, Å. Breeding Places of Sucking-Fish in the North Atlantic. Nature 120, 224–225 (1927).

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