Larvae Information Summary for  Dolichopteryx longipes
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Main Ref: Moser, H.G. 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  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail one dorso-ventral cluster or band
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals normal melanophores at fin base
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) melanophores at fin base
Dorsally directed tubular eyes; elongate gut; early forming pectoral and pelvic with pedunculate bases; pigment on vomer and gill arches; larvoid juveniles and adults enclosed in gelatinous sheath; stomach forms early on left side; dorsal longitudinal septum open. Pigmentation: Flexion: on gill arches and filaments, mostly at angle; series between gut and trunk from pectoral fin base to terminal section of gut; on pelvic fin base. Postflexion: on upper and lower jaws; lateral series on isthmus; lateral series extending posterior from angle of lower jaw; below and lateral to brain; elongate patch on vomer; on gill arches; series of blotches extending ventrad from above gut; on both surfaces of pelvic fin bases; on dorsal fin base; median patch at base of caudal fin. Sequence of fin development: caudal and pectorals and pelvics, dorsal and anal.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 41 41 41 35626
  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: Garilao,Cristina V. - 17.06.99
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 19.09.00
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