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dc.titleHabitat preference, reproduction and diet of the earthworm eel, Chendol keelini (Teleostei: Chaudhuriidae)
dc.contributor.authorKerle, R.
dc.contributor.authorBritz, R.
dc.contributor.authorNg, P.K.L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-27T08:29:51Z
dc.date.available2014-10-27T08:29:51Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationKerle, R., Britz, R., Ng, P.K.L. (2000). Habitat preference, reproduction and diet of the earthworm eel, Chendol keelini (Teleostei: Chaudhuriidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 57 (4) : 413-422. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007631312359
dc.identifier.issn03781909
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100802
dc.description.abstractThe ecology of the earthworm eel, Chendol keelini, was studied in the field over a period of nine months. In addition this information was supplemented by aquarium observations. The species was most abundant in pools where it was associated with leaf litter and mats of fine tree roots along the banks. It fed on benthic invertebrates, especially chironomid and ephemeropteran larvae. C. keelini is sexually dimorphic; adult males develop a headhump and grow to a larger size than females. Reproduction was seasonal; the reproductive phase coincided with the wet season and lasted for several months. Fecundity was around 40 eggs per clutch. The eggs were spherical, between 1.2 and 1.5 mm in diameter, and possessed a pair of long filaments for adhesion to the substrate. Females probably spawned more than once during the breeding season. The length frequency distributions and juvenile growth suggest that C. keelini is a short-lived species that matures during the first year with few individuals surviving to the second breeding season.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectEgg size
dc.subjectFecundity
dc.subjectFreshwater swamp
dc.subjectLife history
dc.subjectMalaysia
dc.subjectSeasonal reproduction
dc.subjectSexual dimorphism
dc.subjectSmall fish
dc.subjectSynbranchiformes
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.doi10.1023/A:1007631312359
dc.description.sourcetitleEnvironmental Biology of Fishes
dc.description.volume57
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page413-422
dc.description.codenEBFID
dc.identifier.isiut000085550100007
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