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Larvae Information Summary for  Chelon auratus
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Main Ref: Papasissi, C. 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL     55  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac ovoid   pigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globuleposteriorventralpigmented
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail partly covered with melanophores
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)  
The mandibular region has spots of pigment at the corners of the mouth, the gular region is lightly pigmented with a single row of melanophores, the ventro-opercular region of the head has two rows that form a distinct arch and, in specimens over 20 mm TL, at least one of these rows extends to the posterior ventro-opercular region (Ref. 74869).
  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. - 16.10.08
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