Larvae Information Summary for  Monochirus hispidus
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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  
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature other
Striking shape lateral short and/or deep dorsal compressed
Striking feature other
Shape of gut spherical or gut loop
Gas bladder   early   late pigmented
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum without melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
The anterior nostril is prolonged like a tube. Number of finrays: D 54, A 43.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 33 33 33  
  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 - 03.01.91
Modified by: Froese,Rainer - 03.01.91
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