Prolonged Natural Deferment of Hatching in Killifish

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Science  12 Dec 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3337, pp. 1511
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3337.1511


The drying up of flooded lowlands stranded eggs of Fundulus confluentus, which were unhatched and viable after as much as 3 months' exposure. The eggs were found in the moist plant debris on the soil surface. When ovigerous sods were immersed in tap water, normal fish hatched within 15 to 30 minutes.