Larvae Information Summary for  Cyprinus carpio
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Main Ref: Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve 1993
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     5 41678
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area Western Europe (British Isles); Western Pacific (Australia); Northeast Asia (Japan)
Yolk-sac other     Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules no oil globule
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
The larvae sink to the bottom where they attach themselves to plants (Ref. 2906). In a further 2-6 days they become free swimming and start feeding on zooplankton (Ref. 6390). No pigments present on lateral line. Dorsal line with pigments.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Length at absorption of yolk: 6.5-7.0 mm.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 10.06.99
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 10.01.03
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