Egg Characteristics of Hippichthys heptagonus
Main Ref. Herre, A.W.C.T., 1927
Place of Development in brood pouch
Shape of Egg other
Attributes smooth
Color of Eggs yellow,orange,amber
Color of Oil Globule
Additional Characters Pear-shaped eggs are embedded in the epithelial tissue lining of the pouch wall, and the surrounding capillaries supply oxygen to the embryos (Ref. 30915). Eggs are small, numerous and carried on the undersurface of the male's tail, protected by a fold of skin on each side, their free borders are very close together or coalescing (Ref. 2930).
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Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 04.01.92
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 11.24.04
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