Egg Characteristics of Lophotus lacepede
Main Ref. Charter, S.R. and H.G. Moser, 1996
Place of Development buoyant (pelagic)
Shape of Egg spherical
Attributes other
Color of Eggs
Color of Oil Globule
Additional Characters Shell surface contains amber spines (0.04-0.06 mm long) scattered over entire surface (Ref. 36608). Yolk is homogeneous, about 1.9 mm in diameter; also unpigmented (Ref. 36608). Chorion amber; advanced embryo with melanophores in patches on dorsum from snout to end of tail, dorsally on gut, and on swellings on elongate dorsal and pelvic fin rays (Ref. 36608).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 11.17.00
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