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Larvae Information Summary for  Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
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Main Ref: Russell, F.S. 1976
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     4  
Preanal L. % TL     45  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac ovoid   unpigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globuleposteriorventralpigmented
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Melanoph on the dorsal and ventral primordial fin; 5 to 6 V-shaped dorsal margin melanoph behind the yolksac, 2 on the ventral margin opposite.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral short and/or deep dorsal compressed
Striking feature none
Shape of gut spherical or gut loop
Gas bladder   early invisible late invisible
Spinal armature   early no spines late otocystic spines only
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae     42 65
Preanal number of vertebrae     10 65
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 4.5   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 19.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 27.02.91
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 14.02.91
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