oa African Zoology - Short Communications : note on artificial fertilization and early development of Synodontis nigromaculatus (Pisces: Mochokidae)

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Eggs obtained from a wild gravid spotted squeaker (Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger, 1905) were fertilized and incubated in plastic containers. Eggs are non-sticky, negatively buoyant and hatch after 35 h at water temperatures between 24 and 27�C. Development up to 228 h is descriptionbed.

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