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Larvae Information Summary for  Balistes capriscus
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Main Ref: Bertolini, F., U. D'Ancona, E. Padoa Montalenti, S. Ranzi, L. Sanzo, A. Sparta, E. Tortonese and M. Vialli 1956
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development  
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral other dorsal compressed
Striking feature  
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early other spines late other spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late pigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
At 4 mm: 5 dorsal spines, the 3rd very long and pigmented. Caudal spines not symmetrical. 14 pectoral rays. Body oval and relatively high; mouth small not reaching the eye.
  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: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 13.09.94
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 15.02.91
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