Larvae Information Summary for  Oxymonacanthus longirostris
( not available )

Main Ref: Barlow, G.W. 1987
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)     2.5 46144
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area coral reef area
Yolk-sac ovoid     Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules one oil globuleanteriorcentralunpigmented
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Yolk was absorbed in 5 days while larvae has grown to 3.3 mm TL, a small oil droplet is still present. Feeding starts 50-65 hours after hatching (Ref. 93600).
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
The eyes, mouth, gut, rudimentary fins, and initial dorsal spine form develop within the first 48 hours after hatching (Ref. 93600).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 29 28   46144
  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. - 08.08.05
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 05.05.14
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