Larvae Information Summary for  Hemilepidotus spinosus
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     5 101741
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southern California, 32-34°N, to southeast Alaska, 55-59°N
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: pigment: lateral, ventral midline; preflexion: continuous pigment along dorsal and ventral body midline; flexion and larger: heavy concentration of lateral pigment. Pigment: dorso- and ventrolateral at 6 mm SL becoming heavier with development; preflexion larvae (>5 mm SL) have continuous line of dorsal midline pigment extending from head to posteriormost myomere.
  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. - 28.02.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 20.05.15
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