Larvae Information Summary for  Pagellus bogaraveo
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Main Ref: Karrer, C. 1984
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     3.7 57236
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Mediterranean
Yolk-sac ovoid   unpigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globuleposteriorcentralpigmented
Rows on tail dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail one dorso-ventral cluster or band
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early pigmented late pigmented
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
At 10 mm operculum under the eye with two crests; the inner with 3 or 4 low teeth; the outer with 6 teeth, the fourth of which is the longest.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres     24 217
Preanal number of myomeres 10 6 8 217
  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: Papasissi,Christine - 22.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 09.01.08
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 15.02.91
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