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Larvae Information Summary for  Saurenchelys cancrivora
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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  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature teeth clearly visible
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal compressed
Striking feature teeth clearly visible
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail lateral row
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Caudal apex pointed. 240-246 myomeres. 8-9 or fewer lateral deep spots.
  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
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