Eel Biology

  • Katsumi Aida
  • Katsumi Tsukamoto
  • Kohei Yamauchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-IX
  2. Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Population Structure, and Speciation

  3. Life History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-117
    2. Noritaka Mochioka
      Pages 51-60
    3. Tsuguo Otake
      Pages 61-74
    4. Osame Tabeta, Noritaka Mochioka
      Pages 75-87
    5. Christopher Moriarty
      Pages 89-105
    6. Jun Aoyama, Michael J. Miller
      Pages 107-117
  4. Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Katsumi Tsukamoto, Tae-Won Lee, Hans Fricke
      Pages 121-140
    3. James D. McCleave
      Pages 141-155
    4. Shingo Kimura
      Pages 169-179
    5. Eric Feunteun, Pascal Laffaille, Tony Robinet, Cèdric Briand, Aurore Baisez, Jean-Michel Olivier et al.
      Pages 191-213
    6. F. W. Tesch, N. Rohlf
      Pages 223-234
  5. Resources

  6. Regulatory Mechanisms of Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Shinji Adachi, Shigeho Ijiri, Yukinori Kazeto, Kohei Yamauchi
      Pages 301-317
    3. Takeshi Miura, Chiemi Miura, Kohei Yamauchi
      Pages 319-329
    4. P. Mark Lokmanl, Detlef H. Rohr, Peter S. Davie, Graham Young
      Pages 331-349
    5. Hiroaki Suetake, Kataaki Okubo, Yasutoshi Yoshiura, Katsumi Aida
      Pages 351-372
    6. Sylvie Dufour, Elisabeth Burzawa-Gerard, Nadine Le Belle, Miskal Sbaihi, Bernadette Vidal
      Pages 373-383
  7. Techniques for Artificial Induction of Maturation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Narumi Sato, Ichiro Kawazoel, Yuzuru Suzuki, Katsumi Aida
      Pages 387-399
    3. Hiromi Ohta, Tatsuya Unuma
      Pages 415-423
  8. Larval Rearing and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Hideki Tanaka
      Pages 427-434
    3. Tadahide Kurokawal, Benedikte H. Pedersen
      Pages 435-444
    4. Junya Hiroi, Shigeki Yasumasu, Kouji Kawazu, Toyoji Kaneko
      Pages 445-456
    5. Yuzuru Suzuki, Satoshi Tasumi
      Pages 469-484
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 485-497

About this book


As a food resource in both Eastern and Western countries, the eel is an important fish. Over the years, remarkable progress has been achieved in understanding the mysterious life cycle of eels that has fascinated scientists since the age of Aristotle. The spawning area of the Japanese eel was discovered and the migratory route of its larvae was elucidated. With the development of techniques for artificial induction of gonadal maturation, it became possible to obtain hatched larvae. Larval rearing to the leptocephalus stage, one of the most difficult tasks involved in eel culture, finally was achieved. By presenting these important breakthroughs, Eel Biology will be of great help in the development of effective management strategies for maintaining stable eel populations. With contributions by leading experts, this book is a valuable source for researchers as well as industry technicians in the fields of aquatic biology, aquaculture, and fisheries.


Aquaculture Sperma biology development endocrinology evolution fish migration oogenesis phylogeny physiology reproduction spermatogenesis system taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Katsumi Aida
    • 1
  • Katsumi Tsukamoto
    • 2
  • Kohei Yamauchi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aquatic Bioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Ocean Research InstituteThe University of TokyoNakano-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Division of Marine Biosciences, Graduate School of Fisheries SciencesHokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan

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