Larvae Information Summary for  Sebastes flavidus
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southern California, 32-34°N, to Gulf of Alaska, 54-60°N
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: number of pectoral fin rays (18); lateral line pores 49-55, usually >50; slender caudal peduncle; heavy pigment develops along entire dorsal midline; pigment at bases of some dorsal and anal fin rays. Pigment: extrusion larvae: series along ventral body; moderate on paired fins; over tip of notochord; along base of second dorsal fin, developing all along dorsal midline; dorsal and ventral margin of caudal peduncle; at bases of some dorsal and anal fin rays. Sequence of fin development: caudal and pectorals, pelvics, dorsal and anal. Also Ref. 34817.
  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
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