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Larvae Information Summary for  Synodus saurus
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Main Ref: Bertolini, F., U. D'Ancona, E. Padoa Montalenti, S. Ranzi, L. Sanzo, A. Sparta, E. Tortonese and M. Vialli 1956
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 4.5 4 4.3  
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
A ventral row of 5 spots of melanophores, one of which is on tail. Pigments on caudal primordial fin. 39-40 abdominal myomeres and 19-20 caudal ones.
Post larvae
Striking feature other
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature other
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Four to five spots of melanophores along the peritoneum. A convex snout.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 60 58 59  
Preanal number of myomeres 40 39 39  
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 5   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Reyes,Rodolfo B. - 05.10.94
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 19.02.91
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