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Larvae Information Summary for  Spicara smaris
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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)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development  
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac spherical     Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globulecentralventral
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
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 pigmented late pigmented
Spinal armature   early   late  
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
At 11 mm a ventral, a lateral and a dorso-lateral row of melanophores. C 17-18, A 11-12, P 15.
  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
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