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Larvae Information Summary for  Sigmops ebelingi
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Main Ref: Watson, W. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 3.4      
Preanal L. % TL 50 47    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area California Current region
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature light organs
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature light organs
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early   late pigmented
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Usually 6-7 myomeres between anus and anal fin origin; moderately narrow eye before transformation; pigment largely restricted to gas bladder and hindbrain before transformation. Pigmentation: Preflexion: none. Postflexion: initially over gas bladder only; ventrolaterally on hindbrain at about 6.5 mm. Transformation:
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 45 42   35800
Preanal number of myomeres 19 15   35800
  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. - 22.09.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 08.11.02
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