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Larvae Information Summary for  Rimicola eigenmanni
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Main Ref: Watson, W. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     2.8 36496
Preanal L. % TL        
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 melanophores on trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early pigmented late pigmented
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 melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics joint at base or sucker disk  
Myomeres 16-18 (usually 16-17) + 15-18 (usually 16-17) = 32-35 (usually 33-34); dorsal and anal fin rays 5-8; pectoral fin rays 17-19 (usually 18: full complement present in postflexion stage); eyes more or less round in larval stage; larvae with lateral pigment, usually in single row along lateral midline from about myomere 3-5 through 10-12, usually expanding to 2 or 3 rows to about postanal myomere 3-5; no pigment on dorsal or ventral margins. Pigmentation: Yolk-sac through postflexion: 7-22 laterally in 1-3 longitudinal rows between myomeres 3-5 and 19-20, usually about 11-16 to flexion stage, decreasing to 8-10, mainly along lateral midline, by postflexion stage; series (widely spaced) internally under hindbrain and over gas bladder and gut to end of hindgut, becoming more or less continuous pigment by about 3.5 mm; 1 (large) laterally under pectoral fin base in preflexion stage, disappears during flexion stage; dorsal and ventral margins unpigmented. Juvenile: no melanistic pigment. Sequence of fin development: caudal, pectorals, dorsal and anal, pelvics.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 35 33   36496
  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. - 30.10.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 10.11.00
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