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Larvae Information Summary for  Gonostoma denudatum
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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 planktonic
Larval area Eastern Atlantic
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk segmented Oil globules one oil globule
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature light organs
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature light organs
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early visible late visible
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail one dorso-ventral cluster or band
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail one dorso-ventral cluster or band
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
A large spot of black pigments from the border of hypurals to margin of caudal finfold. Intestine with protuberance corresponding to the side where the swim bladder soon becomes visible bends down sharply to open on margin of fin fold. Pigmentation: A broad streak of pigment diagonally is present over caudal fin base from dorsal caudal peduncle to base of lower caudal fin rays.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres     38  
Preanal number of myomeres     18  
  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. - 08.11.02
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