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Larvae Information Summary for  Porichthys notatus
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Main Ref: Watson, W. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 8 7    
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in open nest
Larval area California Current region
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules no oil globule
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal tadpole-like
Striking feature none
Shape of gut spherical or gut loop
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 no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
Branchiostegal photophore series with anteriorly directed V-shaped apex; 4-8 (usually 6-7) dorsolateral pigment saddles under second dorsal fin, anterior saddles (including saddle at nape) typically more prominent than posterior 1-3 saddles; usually no prominent saddle on head. Pigmentation: initially dorsally on head and gut, expands caudad and ventrad; 4-8 dorsolateral saddles present by time of detachment.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 46 42   36489
  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. - 30.10.00
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