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Larvae Information Summary for  Sigmops bathyphilus
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Main Ref: Ahlstrom, E.H., W.J. Richards and S.H. Weitzman 1983
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Eastern Atlantic
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature light organs
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature light organs
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
Pigmentation: Pigment spots on dorsal edge of caudal peduncle.
  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: Luna,Susan M. - 08.11.02
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