Larvae Information Summary for  Sebastes norvegicus
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Main Ref: Fahay, M. 1983
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 7.2 6.7    
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Mid-Atlantic Bight
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Eyes are pigmented and mouth well-developed.
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Diagnostic characters: body slender, with short gut; Pigmentation: spots on top of brain, dorsolateral surface of gut, embedded spot on nape and dorsal and ventral midlines of tail; caudal spot lacking in most specimens; ventral series of spots extends from postanal myomeres 4-7 to postanal myomeres 19-22; dorsal series of spots extends from postanal myomeres 10-15 to postanal myomeres 18-22. Also Ref. 34817.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 32 30   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
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 13.03.01
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