Larvae Information Summary for  Lepidotrigla modesta
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Main Ref: Neira, F.J., A.G. Miskiewicz and T. Trnski 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 4.5      
Preanal L. % TL 50 41    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area coastal waters of eastern Tasmania
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  
Diagnostic characters: opposing series of 2-6 small melanophores along dorsal and ventral midlines of caudal peduncle; internal melanophores over midbrain in preflexion larvae; sparse pigment concentrated proximally on pectoral- nd pelvic-fin membranes in postflexion larvae. Sequence of fin formation: ectoral (4.5-7.0 mm); caudal (6.8-8.9 mm); dorsal (7.0-9.8 mm); anal (7.0-9.8 mm); pelvic (7.0-9.8 mm).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 32 31   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 11 6   33616
  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. - 27.07.00
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