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Larvae Information Summary for  Cottus gobio
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Main Ref: Pinder, A.C. 2001
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     5 41678
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area Western Europe (British Isles)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Yolk is absorbed at 6.0-6.5 mm. Pigmentation: Pigment absent on lateral line; present on dorsal line at >6.0 mm.
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 16.04.02
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