Larvae Information Summary for  Paranthias colonus
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Main Ref: Watson, W. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area California Current Region
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  
Moderately small, thin, straight spinules along posterior margins and small, thin, straight spinules along anterior margin of second dorsal spine; outer margins of pelvic spines with moderately small, thin, slightly curved spinules, inner margins with small, thin, straight spinules; dorsal spines IX) present by about 8 mm). Pigmentation: Internally over hindbrain by 4.9 mm; dorsally on posterior part of midbrain by 5.9 mm; on upper half of gut, spreading ventrad to cover upper 80% by 5.9 mm; 1 on ventral margin of tail at myomeres 17-18, becoming internal during flexion stage and moving upward and caudad to myomere 19-20 during postflexion stage; several each on distal tabs of second dorsal spine and pelvic spines. Sequence of fin development: first dorsal fin and pelvic fin, principal caudal fin rays, pectoral fin, anal fin, second dorsal fin, procurrent dorsal fin rays.
  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. - 03.09.01
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