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Larvae Information Summary for  Gymnapistes marmoratus
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Main Ref: Neira, F.J., A.G. Miskiewicz and T. Trnski 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 2.6      
Preanal L. % TL 63 55    
Place of development  
Larval area Lower Swan Estuary (WA); Port Phillip Bay (Vic); Gippsland Lakes (Vic)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut spherical or gut loop
Gas bladder   early pigmented late  
Spinal armature   early opercular spines only late several different spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral + lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals strikingly large with marginal melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) melanophores at fin base
Diagnostic characters: pectoral fins typically with 11 rays, pigmented distally; single row of 16-22 small melanophores along ventral midline of tail; no pigment laterally along tail until postflexion stage. Sequence of fin formation: pectoral (3.3-4.7 mm); caudal (4.6-6.0 mm); pelvic (4.8-9.3 mm); dorsal (5.0-9.0 mm); anal (5.0-9.0 mm).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 29 28   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 11 9   33616
  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. - 24.07.00
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