Project

Variation in cranial morphology in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), in relation to its trophic ecology and pollution

Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 October 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
morphometrics morphology pollution Flemish eel diet
 
Project description

The European eel (Anguilla, anguilla) shows a natural but distinct variation in head shape (broad and narrow headed specimens). However, the nature of this shape difference (dimophism or not), r het underlying morphology and relation to differences in diet are unknown. This project will focus on these aspects in Flemish eels, as well as possible relationships with the occurrence of polluents will be examined.