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Larvae Information Summary for  Triglops murrayi
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Main Ref: Fahay, M. 1983
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 8 7    
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Mid-Atlantic Bight
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: distinguished from M. octodecemspinosus by deeper head, and development of 2 supraorbital spines at 12-14 mm TL. Pigmentation: small group of tiny spots just anterior to anus at 8-10 mm which disappears later. Sequence of fin formation: pectoral (8.5-14.0 mm TL); caudal (8.5-16.0 mm TL); anal (10.5-16.0 mm TL); dorsal (10.5-16.0 mm TL); pelvic (14.0-18.0 mm TL).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 46 43   68
  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. - 11.08.00
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