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Larvae Information Summary for  Lepidopsetta bilineata
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     3.9 35123
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southern California, 32-34° N, to Bering Sea, 54-66° N
Yolk-sac elongated   pigmented Ref: 43267
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: distinguished from other pleuronectids by: presence of one band posteriorly on body, not as conspicuous as most; size at transformation (20 mm SL); advanced stage of development at hatching. Pigment: dorsally on peritoneum, ventrolateral gut pigment becoming posterolateral with development; postanal ventral melanophores about ¾ length of body; two dorsolateral patches, the posterior one becoming a band meeting the ventral surface; anal finfold lightly pigmented on posterior half. Sequence of fin development: caudal, dorsal, and anal; pelvics; pectorals.
  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. - 07.03.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 26.08.02
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