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Larvae Information Summary for  Lampris guttatus
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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 Northeastern Pacific (South of southern California to Gulf of Alaska, 54-60°N); Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature other
Striking shape lateral short and/or deep dorsal  
Striking feature other
Shape of gut spherical or gut loop
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
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
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Distinguished from Trachipterus altivelis by: lack of ornamentation on dorsal and pelvic fins (when fins are intact); rapid change in body form from slender at hatching to deep-bodied by 10.6 mm SL. Pigment: initially on crown and dorsal surface of gut; with development, increases along entire body except for tail region and above anal fin. Sequence of fin development: anterior dorsal and pelvics precocious; dorsal, anal, and caudal; pectorals.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 04.02.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 17.03.03
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