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Larvae Information Summary for  Strongylura leiura
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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 planktonic
Larval area Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature lower jaw strongly projecting
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature lower jaw strongly projecting
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Upper and lower jaws are mildly elongated forming a beak-like structure. The lower jaw is slightly longer than the upper jaw. Minute teeth are seen on both jaws. The dorsal and anal fins are located at the posterior part of the body. Dorsal fin rays 18. Anal fin rays 24. Dorsal fin originates above the 6th anal fin ray. Caudal fin is subtruncated and marginal. Pre-anal finfold is present. Pectoral fin rays 10. Ventral fin buds emerge mid-way between the eye and the caudal base. Pigmentation: Prominent longitudinal rows of pigments about 5-8 are present.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 20.11.02
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 11.02.03
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