Larvae Information Summary for  Chelidonichthys kumu
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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)        
Preanal L. % TL 50 48    
Place of development  
Larval area coastal waters off Sydney (NSW)
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: supraocular ridge, parietal, pterotic, posttemporal and lower opercular spines serrate from 10 mm; heavily pigmented pectoral fins, rays unpigmented distally; large pigment patch over caudal peduncle and base of caudal-fin rays in postflexion larvae. Sequence of fin formation: pectoral (<10.0 mm); caudal ((<10.0 mm); dorsal (<10.0 mm); anal (<10.0 mm); pelvic (<10.0 mm).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 35 33   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 15 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. - 25.07.00
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