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    The early life history of the Patagonian toothfish Dissostichus eleginoides Smitt, 1898

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    S.A. Evseenko (Russia), K.-H. Kock (Germany) and M.M. Nevinsky (Russia)
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    Patagonian toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides, spawn over the continental slope from July to September. Eggs have been observed primarily in the upper part of the water column over 2200-4400 m bottom depth. Embryos in stage III and IV of their embryonic development are described. Hatching is likely to occur in October/November. Scales do not start to form before the fish are 64-74 mm long.