Larvae Information Summary for  Pentapodus vitta
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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) 2.3      
Preanal L. % TL 47 33    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Swan Estuary (SA)
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: no head spines; 2-3 melanophores ventrally on gut; 21-38 small melanophores along ventral midline of tail, about 2 per myomere. Sequence of fin formation: caudal (3.6-5.3 mm); pectoral (4.0-5.3 mm); dorsal (4.0->5.3 mm); anal (4.0->5.3 mm); pelvic (>5.3 mm). Larvae settle on the bottom at >5.3 mm BL.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 24 24   33616
Preanal number of myomeres 9 7   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
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