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Larvae Information Summary for  Mordacia lapicida
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Main Ref: Renaud, C.B. 2011
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development  
Larval area Global
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  
Ammocoetes: max. size, 154 mm TL; body proportions, as percentage of TL: 7.3-11.1 prebranchial length, 10.3-15.5 branchial length, 58.2-63.6 trunk length, 14.5-20.8 tail length; trunk myomeres, 73-83; pigmentation: 75% or more on the upper lip, subocular, upper prebranchial, lower prebranchial, upper branchial and caudal fin, none on lower branchial; caudal fin shape, rounded or spade-like; second dorsal and caudal fins smoothly confluent. Metamorphosing ammocoetes: 110-150 mm TL.
  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: Hilomen,Teresa - 23.10.13
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