NANFA-- L ommata egg?

Mark B (
Tue, 3 Oct 2000 11:56:16 -0400

One of my female Leptolucania ommata is carrying what appears to be a tiny
egg, dangling from her vent. The "egg" is transparent, spherical and about
the size of a sunfish egg - no more than one millimeter in diameter. Is
omatta known to carry eggs this way? I've heard of fishes that produce
eggs on a filament that eventually attaches to vegetation. Is this
omatta's mode of reproduction? Does the size of the egg seem right?

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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