Larvae Information Summary for  Chelon ramada
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Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area British waters
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
The pigmentation is darkest in the mandibular and gular regions of the head, the melanophores in the mandibular region in specimens of 30-40 mm TL are concentrated around the anterior tip of the jaw and the corners of the mouth, and the anterior ventro-opercular region usually has a single row of melanophores that may extend into the posterior ventro-opercular region (Ref. 74869).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae     29 37
  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. - 14.08.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 16.10.08
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