Larvae Information Summary for  Girella tricuspidata
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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) 3      
Preanal L. % TL 52 48    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Lake Macquarie, Tuggerah Lakes and 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: small, preopercular spines; 3-6 large, widely spaced melanophores along dorsal midline of tail; 5-8 prominent melanophores along ventral midline of tail; 1-2 melanophores under notochord tip in preflexion larvae. Sequence of fin formation: caudal (3.9-6.3 mm); dorsal (4.5-8.9 mm); anal (4.5-8.9 mm); pectoral (5.0-8.9 mm); pelvic (6.3-8.9 mm). Larvae settle on the bottom at 12.3-14.5 mm BL.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 27 26   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 11 6   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. - 03.08.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 04.08.00
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