Larvae Information Summary for  Elops machnata
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Main Ref: Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development  
Larval area Asia
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  
Leptocephalus stage: presence of a conspicuously forked tail (Ref. 240); ribbon shaped, 33-37 mm long; elongated. Air bladder is found below the 31st myomere; anus is found below the 59th myomere. Mouth with no sharp teeth.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Similar species 1 227Megalopscyprinoides
Similar species 2 Albulavulpes
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 12.09.00
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