Larvae Information Summary for  Sander lucioperca
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Main Ref: Pinder, A.C. 2001
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm) 5.5 4.5 3.5 41678
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area Western Europe (British Isles), Baltic Sea
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Yolk is absorbed at 5.5 mm (Ref. 41678). In Pärnu Bay (Estonia), yolk is totally absorbed in 10-12 days at around 6.5-9.0 mm, at the age of 2-5 days (Ref. 88181). Pigmentation: Pigment absent on the dorsal and lateral lines.
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
In the Kuronian Lagoon, larvae feed on cyclops and nauplii for 14-15 days after hatching, then become pelagic from their benthic habitat (Ref. 91129).
  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. - 16.04.02
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 01.08.12
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