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Science  16 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5780, pp. 1577
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5780.1577e

Young fish such as Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) often frequent different habitats than do their parents and swallow different foods. Researchers, fisheries managers, and others can reel in information about the early stages of fish life at LarvalBase, a companion to the ichthyology compendium FishBase (NetWatch, 24 December 1999, p. 2423). Supervised by Bernd Ueberschaer of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Science in Kiel, Germany, LarvalBase houses data on juvenile fishes compiled from papers, books, reports, and unpublished “gray” literature. You'll find listings for nearly 2200 species that are important for fisheries and aquaculture. The information includes egg hatching times, charts that compare the anatomy of larval stages, roundups of larval diet, and rearing instructions for some well-studied species. You can also take a larva identification quiz.

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