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Larvae Information Summary for  Acanthodraco dewitti
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Main Ref: La Mesa, M., A. Granata, L. Guglielmo and M. Vacchi 2000
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctic
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature teeth clearly visible
Striking shape lateral short and/or deep dorsal tadpole-like
Striking feature teeth clearly visible
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early opercular spines only late opercular spines only
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 dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal melanophores at fin base
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) melanophores at fin base
The body was relatively deep and short. The head was massive with a short snout, and the eyes were round and large. Both the upper and lower jaws have prominent teeth. Opercular spines are present.
  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. - 30.07.01
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