Larvae Information Summary for  Sebastes serranoides
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Main Ref: Moser, H.G. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 5.4 4.8    
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   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pectorals normal with marginal melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
Heavy pigmentation on midbrain and nape and pigment on tips of jaws; composition and arrangement of pigment series on dorsal and ventral margins of tail (progressive enlargement of dorsal series); caudal melanophore. Pigmentation: Preflexion: initially, 0-4 (usually 1-2) on midbrain, 0-3 on nape, dorsolaterally on gut, 14-20 in series on ventral margin of tail (from postanal myomere 3-4 to 18-20), 0-2 on dorsal margin of tail, and 1 below notochord in caudal region; by 5.8 mm, midbrain and nape covered, on tips of upper and lower jaws, at otic region, ventrally and laterally on gut, on inner surface of pectoral fin base, on pectoral fin blade (heaviest at distal margin with clear zone dorsally in middle of blade), 7-16 on dorsal margin extending anteriad to about postanal myomere 7-8.
  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. - 08.12.00
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