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Larvae Information Summary for  Synchirus gilli
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southern California, 32-34° N, to southeastern Alaska, 55-59° N
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Diagnostic characters: pigment on gut; accessory or inner-shelf spines associated with preopercular spines in preflexion larvae (not present in other members of Myoxocephalus group); pectoral fin rays develop toward each other ventrally; nasal spines develop at 12-14 mm SL. Pigment: gut pattern; high number of postanal ventral melanophores (mean of 51 in preflexion, 47 in flexion). Sequence of fin development: pectorals and caudal, dorsal and anal, pelvics.
  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. - 28.02.00
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