Please Id Egg Mass

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Please Id Egg Mass

Tess
Newbie
Joined: 09 Apr 2017, 01:22

09 Apr 2017, 19:18 #1

Hi - I am brand new. We have a freshwater stream here in the mid atlantic area and when I looked under a rock today I saw - the eggs are in a single layer in a jelly mass attached to a rock under water. each egg is solid white, round and about 6-8mm. please help me with the ID - thanks! Tess
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Robyn
Fishy Brainiac
Joined: 01 Sep 2003, 21:10

09 Apr 2017, 22:43 #2

Very interesting. You say each egg is 6 to 8 mm, or do you mean each egg mass? That would be rather large per egg for fish eggs but they don't really look like amphibian eggs either. The type of attachment to a rock though is a method used by some fish. Most eggs are clear and then develop eyes. I haven't seen many solid white. I have seen ones opaque white from fungus but that doesn't appear to be the case here. It would be interesting to see if they develop and what hatches.
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Tess
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Joined: 09 Apr 2017, 01:22

10 Apr 2017, 00:46 #3

Each egg is 6-8mm. Crossing fingers someone will know what this is. Thanks for replying
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