The ecology of the short fin eel Anguilla australis schmidtii in Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Eels of the genus Anguilla are an important food fish in many parts of the world. Principally because of this gastronomic interest, there has been much research into various aspects of their biology. Most of this research has been on the juvenile stage, the yellow (or feeding) eel, which feeds and grows in freshwater before returning to the sea as it nears sexual maturity.