Larvae Information Summary for  Favonigobius lateralis
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Main Ref: Neira, F.J., A.G. Miskiewicz and T. Trnski 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 2      
Preanal L. % TL 53 46    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Nornalup-Walpole Estuary (WA) and Wilson Inlet (WA)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Diagnostic characters: 1-4 mlanophores, usually 3, along dorsal midline of tail, between myomeres 16-21; 4-13 melanophores along ventral midline of tail in flexion and postflexion larvae; 3 internal melanophores above hindgut in preflexion larvae. Sequence of fin formation: caudal (2.3-6.2 mm); second dorsal (2.5-4.1mm); anal (2.5-4.1 mm); pectoral (3.0-6.3 mm); pelvic (3.9-6.2 mm); first dorsal (4.8-8.0 mm). Larvae settle on the bottom between 11.1 and 13.5 mm BL.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 27 26   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 11 10   33616
  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: Luna,Susan M. - 07.08.00
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