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Larvae Information Summary for  Saccopharynx lavenbergi
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Main Ref: Charter, S.R. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 10.4      
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area California Current region
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  
Leptocephalus larva; nephros at about myomere 45 (42-52); elongate suspensorium; gut with a single pigmented swelling. Pigmentation: lightly scattered over posterior portion of gut.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 244 210 225 35599
  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. - 14.09.00
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