Revista Brasileira de Biologia
versión impresa ISSN 0034-7108
SANCHES, P. V.; NAKATANI, K. y BIALETZKI, A.. Morphological description of the developmental stages of Parauchenipterus galeatus (Linnaeus, 1766) (Siluriformes, Auchenipteridae) on the floodplain of the upper Paraná River. Rev. Bras. Biol. [online]. 1999, vol.59, n.3, pp. 429-438. ISSN 0034-7108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71081999000300007.
We provide morphological and morphometric descriptions of the developmental stages of Parauchenipterus galeatus, from the floodplain of the Upper Paraná River. Specimens were obtained by induced spawning. The species has large adhesive eggs with a double membrane. The incubation period is long, 65 hours at 27°C. The larvae are well developed at hatching, with relatively rapid larval development. Analysis of the morphometric data showed that the body parts of P. galeatus grow proportionately.
Palabras llave : Morphological development; Parauchenipterus galeatus; larvae and juveniles; floodplain; Paraná River.