Larvae Information Summary for  Clevelandia ios
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area South of southern California to British Columbia, 48° 30’-55° N
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  
Diagnostic characters: conspicuously pigmented swimbladder (for the family); diatinguished from Coryphopterus nicholsi by: total myomeres (fewer in C. nicholsi, 25-26 vs. 35-37); distinguished from Lepidogobius lepidus by: pigment pattern: no anterior melanophores along dorsal midline; postflexion: dorsal spine count (4-6), anal count (14-17), mouth size. Pigment: single large melanophore along dorsal midline of body which forms a band at about myomere 26; dorsal surface of swimbladder. Sequence of fin development: caudal, 2nd dorsal and anal, 1st dorsal and pectorals, pelvics.
  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. - 02.03.00
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