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Larvae Information Summary for  Terapon jarbua
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Main Ref: Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     1.6 43081
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail completely covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
18 prenal and postanal myomeres. Pigmentation: Light greenish pigment all over the body excluding the finfolds. Series of black pigments present along the base of the dorsal finfold.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early opercular spines only late opercular spines only
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
At 12 mm TL, presence of 6 spines in the opercular region, 1 at the top of the opercular margin (this is the only one that remains in adults), 3 at the angular edge of the lower operculum and two in front of the bordering spines. Pigmentation: Black stellate chromatophores are spread all over the body and head. Upper half of the dorsal spines are deeply pigmented. In the dorsal rays, the pigmentation is restricted to the lower portion of the fin. Median rays of the caudal fin pigmented.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 25.11.02
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