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Larvae Information Summary for  Hyporhamphus limbatus
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Main Ref: Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. 1998
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature lower jaw strongly projecting
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature lower jaw strongly projecting
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail ventral + lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail ventral + lateral row
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Pectorals normal melanophores at fin base
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
Pigmentation: Three pigmented rows on the sides of the body. One row runs dorsally between the head and the dorsal origin, the second one runs between the pectoral base and the caudal peduncle, and the third one lines the anal fin ventrally. Red streak at the base of the dorsal fin absent.
  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. - 18.11.02
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 11.02.03
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