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Larvae Information Summary for  Phycis phycis
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Main Ref: Bertolini, F., U. D'Ancona, E. Padoa Montalenti, S. Ranzi, L. Sanzo, A. Sparta, E. Tortonese and M. Vialli 1956
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature other
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature other
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early otocystic spines only late otocystic spines only
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics strikingly large or elongated with melanophores
Dorsal rays = 47 and anal = 41. Ventrals don't reach quite as far beyond anus as in Ph. blennoides, but are pigmented over a larger extent, about 2/3.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 48 46 47  
Preanal number of vertebrae 19 18 19  
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 19.02.91
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