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Larvae Information Summary for  Lampadena luminosa
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Main Ref: Olivar, M.P., H.G. Moser and L.E. Beckley 1999
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southwestern Indian Ocean (Agulhas Current Region); Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Larvae slender. Gas bladder pigmented.
Post larvae
Striking feature light organs
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature light organs
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early pigmented late pigmented
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum without melanophores
Larvae slender; gut straight, extending to midpoint of body in early larvae (3.8 mm) and beyond midpoint (60% of BL) in larger larvae; eyes round in all the larval stages. Pigmentation: present over gas bladder; internal pigment on anterior part of the gut ( in front of liver) barely visible in largest larvae but distinct in larvae <7.5 mm, and generally more apparent in preflexion larvae; postanal pigmentation consists of a series of midventral tail melanophores (about 18-20) in preflexion stages that disappear gradually during flexion and fuse to form one or two large melanophores posterior to anal fin; dorsal pigmentation on tail appears in preflexion stages at about 5 mm and consists of a double line of pigment extending along 5 or 6 myomeres; in postflexion stages dorsal pigmentation consists of several melanophores located from dorsal fin insertion to caudal peduncle; pigmentation above brain distinct in largest larvae (12.4 mm), but indistinct or absent in earlier stages; pigmentation absent in otic region. Sequence of fin development: caudal; anal; dorsal; pectoral; pelvic. Sequence of photophore development: Br2 (6 mm BL); PLO (10 mm); PO5 (12.5 mm). Gill raker count: 3 or 4 +1+6 (12.4 mm).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 37 36   41388
  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. - 21.03.02
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 29.01.03
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