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Larvae Information Summary for  Saurida gracilis
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Main Ref: Stevens, E.G. and H.G. Moser 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature duck-billed shape of head
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal compressed
Striking feature duck-billed shape of head
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Paired peritoneal pigments present (Ref. 35938).
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 29.09.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 10.01.03
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