Larvae Information Summary for  Chironemus marmoratus
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Main Ref: Neira, F.J., A.G. Miskiewicz and T. Trnski 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 3.7      
Preanal L. % TL 58 52    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area coastal waters of northern and central New South Wales
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Diagnostic characters: short-based anal fin; series of melanophores along entire ventral surface of gut; series of melanophores along lateral midline of tail; melanophores scattered on caudal finfold and around notochord tip. Sequence of fin formation: caudal (5.3-7.9 mm); dorsal (5.9->8.2 mm); anal (5.9->8.2 mm); pectoral (6.0->8.2 mm); pelvic (7.1->8.2 mm). Larvae settle at the bottom at >8.2-<19.9 mm BL.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 33 33   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 16 14   33616
  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: Luna,Susan M. - 01.08.00
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