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Larvae Information Summary for  Belone belone
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Main Ref: Russell, F.S. 1976
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 13 9 9  
Preanal L. % TL 64      
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac     pigmented Ref: 37
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules no oil globule
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail completely covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Projection of the lower jaw beyond the upper, nopremordialdorsal fin; developing fin rays in the true dorsal and anal fins.
Post larvae
Striking feature lower jaw strongly projecting
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature lower jaw strongly projecting
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early invisible late invisible
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail completely covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail completely covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal covered with melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Elongation of lower jaw starts at 18 mm length. Melanophores arranged along myomeres in the dorsal part of the body.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 8   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 19.10.90
Modified by: Reyes,Rodolfo B. - 05.10.94
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 15.02.91
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