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Larvae Information Summary for  Acanthopagrus australis
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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)     1.7 33616
Preanal L. % TL 50 32    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southwestern Pacific (Macquarie and Tuggerah lakes, and coastal waters off Sydney (NSW)); 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 triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early otocystic 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 head
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Small anterior and posterior preopercular spines; smooth supracleithral ridge from late flexion stage; 2 large melanophores on ventral surface of gut in preflexion and flexion larvae; 1-3 small melanophores under notochord tip. Sequence of fin formation: caudal (3.4-6.3 mm); dorsal (4.2-7.9 mm); anal (4.2-7.9 mm); pectoral (5.8-8.3 mm); pelvic (5.8-8.6 mm). Larvae settle on the bottom at 10.0-12.0 mm BL.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 24 24   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 10 7   33616
  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. - 04.08.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 27.03.03
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