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Larvae Information Summary for  Chiloconger dentatus
( not available )

Main Ref: Charter, S.R. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL 91 88    
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 eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Nephros at about myomere 52 (50-57); laterally compressed teeth; absence of crescentic pigment patch under eye; compared to Paraconger - relatively lower myomere count, more regular midlateral pigment, and relatively smaller size (<130.0 mm). Pigmentation: Evenly spaced series on lateral midline; dorsal and ventral series on gut; 3-4 over heart; 2 on lower jaw; on dorsal fin, caudal fin and anal fin bases. Sequence of fin development: caudal, dorsal, anal and pectorals.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 124 121 123 35590
  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. - 04.10.00
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