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Larvae Information Summary for  Symbolophorus boops
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Main Ref: Hulley, P.A. 1990
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL 46 59    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southern Ocean
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature light organs
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature light organs
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on trunk
Peritoneum without melanophores
Br2 photophores visible at about 9 mm.
  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. - 28.08.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 21.03.02
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