Eel metamorphosis

1922 Eel metamorphosis

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Johannes Schmidt ichthyology Eel metamorphosis

Eel metamorphosis

Sexual maturity



The metamorphoses of the eel are driven by hormones. The gonadotropin hormone is important during metamorphosis into a silver eel. The hormone prolactin helps the eel adapt to fresh water during its metamorphosis from glass eel to elver, and the hormone cortisol helps the silver eel adapt to salt water.

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