Larvae Information Summary for  Citharichthys stigmaeus
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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 South of southern California to southeast 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: lack of elongate fin rays. Pigment: urostyle pigment increases in intensity to flexion stage, then fades; small melanophores along ventral body midline posterior to anus; these migrate onto anal fin pterygiophores in postflexion larvae; band at ¾ BL, lost after flexion; caudal fin. Sequence of fin development: dorsal, anal, caudal, pelvics, pectorals or caudal, dorsal and anal, pelvics, pectorals.
  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. - 07.03.00
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