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Larvae Information Summary for  Lepomis gibbosus
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Main Ref: Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Hatching takes place in as little as 3 days at 28°C. The newly hatched are minute and transparent, for some time only the dark eyes are visible (Ref. 1998).
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
  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: Luna,Susan M. - 22.08.00
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