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Larvae Information Summary for  Sardinella aurita
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Main Ref: Bertolini, F., U. D'Ancona, E. Padoa Montalenti, S. Ranzi, L. Sanzo, A. Sparta, E. Tortonese and M. Vialli 1956
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 3      
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac spherical   unpigmented Ref:  
Yolk segmented Oil globules one oil globulecentralventralunpigmented
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
The preanal length measures 80 per cent of the total length.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early pigmented late pigmented
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 unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Diagnostic characters: at 6 mm outlines of ventral fins located behind the lower orifice of the stomach. Caudal fin symmetrical, dorsal fin originates on 28th myomere. At 15-16 mm caudal well differentiated. Ventrals clearly visible. Pigmentation of caudal asymmetrical (Ref. 65). Body elongate with long straight gut; vent posterior to dorsal fin; last 2 anal rays become elongate in larger larvae.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 48 48 48  
Preanal number of myomeres 40 39 40 266
  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: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 08.08.00
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 19.02.91
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