Larvae Information Summary for  Halicampus grayi
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Main Ref: Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Indo-West Pacific
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature tube-like snout
Striking shape lateral other dorsal other
Striking feature tube-like snout
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Caudal fin present. Dorsal fin rays 17, caudal fin rays 9. Opercular keel is shaped between rectilinear and convex. Base of the dorsal fin is well elevated. The shield edges are spinous but the dorsal profile of the snout and head are yet to become spinous in larvae 20 mm in length.
  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. - 21.11.02
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