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Larvae Information Summary for  Lepidotrigla cavillone
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Main Ref: Bertolini, F., U. D'Ancona, E. Padoa Montalenti, S. Ranzi, L. Sanzo, A. Sparta, E. Tortonese and M. Vialli 1956
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac ovoid   pigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globuleposteriorventralpigmented
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature duck-billed shape of head
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature duck-billed shape of head
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail one dorso-ventral cluster or band
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals strikingly large without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Asymmetrical pectoral fins with 14 rays at 7mm. Caudal fin asymmetrical; ventral fins still rudiment. At 10mm 1st dorsal fin 9(10) rays; 2nd D 15. Distinguishing characters: Anal and dorsal fins with 15 rays and not with 16 as in Triglidae.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 32 30 31 263
  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: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 18.02.91
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 18.02.91
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