Title

Matrotrophic transfer of fluorescent microspheres in Poeciliid fishes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

Copeia

Department

Biology

Abstract

Fluorescent microspheres and confocal microscopy were used to assess matrotrophic transfer in livebearing poeciliid fishes. High levels of transfer occurred in an obligate matrotroph, Heterandria formosa, whereas low levels occurred in a proposed lecithotroph, Poecilia reticulata. Gambusia affinis and Gambusia geiseri, proposed facultative matrotrophs, exhibited variable transfer within each brood.

Issue

3

pp.

632-636

ISSN

0045-8511