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Larvae Information Summary for  Sillago maculata
( not available )

Main Ref: Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve 1993
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southwestern Pacific (river mouths and mangrove areas in Australia); Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
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  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail more than two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Larvae are present most of the year. Their planktonic phase is restricted to early or mid summer.
  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. - 19.11.98
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 19.03.03
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