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Larvae Information Summary for  Serrivomer sector
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Main Ref: Charter, S.R. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 4.7      
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area California Current region
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Leptocephalus larva; nephros at about myomere 37 (34-39); minute pigment below lateral midline beginning at 50% BL and on dorsal and anal fin bases; compared to Derichthys serpentinus, nephros at about 33% BL vs. about 75% BL; dorsal origin at about 75% BL vs. 50% BL; midlateral pigment before anus. Pigmentation: minute irregular series just below lateral midline beginning at about 50% BL; on posterior portion of dorsal fin base; on anal fin base; on dorsal surface of eye. Sequence of fin development: caudal, dorsal and anal and pectoral.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 161 145 153 35595
  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. - 13.09.00
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