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Larvae Information Summary for  Salaria pavo
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Main Ref: Chesalina, T.L. 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 5 4.8    
Preanal L. % TL 31 30    
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area shallow, coastal waters
Yolk-sac spherical   unpigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules more than one oil globule
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal without melanophores
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent) without melanophores
The head is round, the eyes are large (0.4 mm in diameter), with dark crystalline lenses and silverish-blue irises. The mouth and jaws are well developed, the lower jaw slightly prominent. The fin fold is wide, begins just behind the head, the fin blade is well developed. The pectoral fins are roundish, 0.9-1.0 mm in length, almost reaching the anus. The blood is colored red, and the heart rate is about 160-1665 beats/minute (Ref. 34679). Pigmentation: One star-like melanophore is situated on the head between the eyes, and there are three star-like melanophores behind each ear capsule. The upper part of the intestine is much pigmented with star-like melanophores, and a row of point-like melanophores is situated along the lower part of the caudal region (Ref. 34679).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae     40 263
Preanal number of myomeres 10 6 8 251
  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. - 28.02.14
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 15.02.91
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