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Larvae Information Summary for  Mora moro
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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)     1.8  
Preanal L. % TL     47.7  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Mediterranean
Yolk-sac spherical   pigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globuleposteriorcentralpigmented
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
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   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
At 9 mm head stocky, snout slightly concave, mouth slit oblique, small teeth in both jaws. 2 incompletely divided dorsal fins; the 1st behind origin of pectorals; the 2nd one and the dorsal one extend to tail stump and are separated by caudal.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres     50  
Preanal number of myomeres     15  
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 2.3   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 04.01.08
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 18.02.91
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