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Larvae Information Summary for  Stichaeus punctatus punctatus
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Main Ref: Fahay, M. 1983
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Mid-Atlantic Bight (Massachusetts Bay and north)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Rows on tail ventral row
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail ventral row
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals strikingly large  
Diagnostic characters: body elongate wit straight gut; snout short but slightly pointed; mouth large; dorsal and anal fins long; pectoral fins wide and fan-shaped, situated just below midline.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 55 51   68
  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. - 11.08.00
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