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Larvae Information Summary for  Entelurus aequoreus
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Main Ref: Russell, F.S. 1976
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL     42  
Place of development in brood pouch
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature tube-like snout
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature tube-like snout
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early other spines late other spines
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail more than two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail more than two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum without melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
12 - 13 dorsal clusters of melanophores. Sides of body with 90 - 95 tooth-like projections. Larval characteristics remain until length of about 100 mm.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max 12   Jan Feb Mar Apr
min 11   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 11   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Froese,Rainer - 19.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 28.02.91
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