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Larvae Information Summary for  Lobianchia dofleini
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Main Ref: Olivar, M.P., H.G. Moser and L.E. Beckley 1999
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Agulhas Current Region
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature light organs
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature light organs
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early visible late visible
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals other  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Superior rays of the pectoral fins are elongated. Small round eyes, with no choroid tissue in smaller larvae.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae     34 262
  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: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 22.03.02
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 18.02.91
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