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Larvae Information Summary for  Sebastes viviparus
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Main Ref: Russell, F.S. 1976
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 6 4 5 42
Preanal L. % TL     29  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules one oil globuleanterior
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
One-two hypural melanophores. Four-five melanophores on the rectum forming a row. It is a viviparous species.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early invisible late invisible
Spinal armature   early several different spines late several different spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
One-two hypural melanophores. Peritoneal pigment and some on the head. Head and preopercular spines develop in postlarvae, at about 8 mm: 1 orbital, 1 otocystic, 1 occipital, 2 opercular and 2-4 preopercular spines on each side.
  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: Froese,Rainer - 19.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 28.02.91
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