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Larvae Information Summary for  Bathylagus euryops
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Main Ref: Olivar, M.P. and J.M. Fortuño 1991
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development  
Larval area North Atlantic
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature stalked eyes
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature stalked eyes
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
Body is elongate, as is the head (head depth is 18-20% SL). Stalked eyes. Stalks decrease in size as larvae grows. Pigmentation: Three to five large, stellate melanophores are present on the lateral surface of the body, and there are several small melanophores on the caudal tip along with four to six melanophores on the lateral surface of the gut.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres     47 40496
  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. - 05.11.01
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