Larvae Information Summary for  Seriolella brama
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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) 4.2      
Preanal L. % TL 66 55    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area coastal waters of eastern Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales
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: 4 large, stellate melanophores dorsally from nape to caudal peduncle, extending ventrally and forming pigment bands in postflexion larvae; pigment on pelvic fin by 9.2 mm. Sequence of fin formation: caudal (6.0-9.4 mm); dorsal (7.5-10.1 mm); anal (7.5-10.1 mm); pelvic (7.6-8.5 mm); pectoral (7.6-9.6 mm). Larvae settle on the bottom at length greater than 14.5 mm BL.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 26 25   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 12 11   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. - 07.08.00
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