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Larvae Information Summary for  Liparis montagui
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Main Ref: Russell, F.S. 1976
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 3.8 3.3 3.5  
Preanal L. % TL 36.1 34.7 35.3  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northeast Atlantic
Yolk-sac     pigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules one oil globuleanteriorcentralunpigmented
Rows on tail ventral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
The postanal ventral contour row of pigment cells is more strongly developed than in L. liparis and extends onto the anal fin.
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature none
Shape of gut spherical or gut loop
Gas bladder   early invisible late invisible
Spinal armature   early no spines late no 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 with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Pectorals other with rows of melanophores
Pelvics joint at base or sucker disk with melanophores
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max 4.2   Jan Feb Mar Apr
min 3.9   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 4.1   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Froese,Rainer - 19.10.90
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 04.12.01
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