Larvae Information Summary for  Ethmidium maculatum
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Main Ref: Herrera, G., E. TarifeƱo and M.C. Orellana 1987
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 3.9 3.7    
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Chile
Yolk-sac ovoid     Ref:  
Yolk segmented Oil globules  
Length at hatching = NL. At 6.4-6.5 mm NL, yolk absorption is complete.
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 52 50   52017
Preanal number of myomeres 42 40   52017
  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. - 20.08.04
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