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Larvae Information Summary for  Hypsoblennius brevipinnis
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Main Ref: Watson, W. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     2 56053
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area shallow, coastal waters
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation:
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early opercular spines only late opercular spines only
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal with rows of melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 31 29 30 56053
Preanal number of myomeres 8 7   56053
  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. - 20.01.06
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 05.02.14
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