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Larvae Information Summary for  Uranoscopus scaber
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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) 4 3.5 3.8  
Preanal L. % TL     53.7  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Mediterranean
Yolk-sac spherical   pigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules no oil globule
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Some small chromatophores on primordial fin near caudal region. Many stellate melanophores on body. The primordial fin reaches in front of the upper jaw.
Post larvae
Striking feature other
Striking shape lateral short and/or deep dorsal tadpole-like
Striking feature other
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late several different spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal with rows of melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Eyes migrate to the upper side of the head. Number of finrays: 1st D 4; 2nd D 14; A 13; a large caudal fin with 12 principal rays. Two pairs of postero-dorsal spines on the head. Body heavily pigmented except for the tail's extreme region.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max 5   Jan Feb Mar Apr
min 4   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 4.5   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 11.01.08
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 19.02.91
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