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Larvae Information Summary for  Sebastes constellatus
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Main Ref: Moser, H.G. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     4 36715
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area California Current region
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature duck-billed shape of head
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature duck-billed shape of head
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early several different spines late several different spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pectorals normal covered with melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) with melanophores
Heavy pigment on top of head, on jaws, in a ventral postanal series, and on paired fins; pigment on pectoral fin base and on blade, heaviest at distal margin; large, serrated parietal spines; larvae of other Sebastomus species share these features. Pigmentation: Preflexion: initially, dorsolaterally on gut, 11-17 in postanal ventral midline series (from 3rd to 15th postanal myomere), at lower jaw tip, ventral midline series below gut, and pectoral fin blade covered (darkest at distal margin). Flexion: at 7.1 mm, on snout, above brain, on nape, 1 at hypural margin, solid on pectoral fin base, on pelvics, on isthmus, and 11 in embedded series on postanal ventral midline. Sequence of fin development: caudal, pectorals, dorsal and anal and pelvics. Also Ref. 34817.
  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. - 06.12.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 13.03.01
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