Larvae Information Summary for  Congresox talabonoides
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Main Ref: Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development  
Larval area Asia
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 stage: larvae are elongated, ribbon-shaped and transparent. Presence of 20 teeth in the upper jaw and 17 in the lower jaw. Predorsal and preanal distances are relatively shorter than M. cinereus. Pigmentation: Presence of a few chromatophores on the tip of the lower jaw. Presence of mid-lateral line chromatophores beginning from the 23rd myomere. Some pigmented cells at the base of the anal fin.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres     149 43081
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Similar species 1 298Muraenesoxcinereus
Similar species 2 Muraenesoxbagio
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 07.08.02
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