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Larvae Information Summary for  Ammodytes tobianus
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Main Ref: Russell, F.S. 1976
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 6 4 5  
Preanal L. % TL     60  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac ovoid   pigmented Ref: 66
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globulecentralcentralunpigmented
Rows on tail dorsal row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Anus does not reach the edge of the primordial fin.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early invisible late invisible
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail dorsal + ventral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early pigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Absence of ventral gut melanophores, weak development of caudal pigmentation, and extension of dorsal body melanophore row to the level of the anus.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 68 60 64 37
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max 12   Jan Feb Mar Apr
min 11   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 11   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Froese,Rainer - 19.10.90
Modified by: Froese,Rainer - 01.03.91
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