Egg Characteristics of Atherinops affinis
 
Main Ref. Watson, W., 1996
Place of Development on the bottom (demersal)
Shape of Egg ovoid
Attributes with filaments, sticky
Color of Eggs
Color of Oil Globule
Additional Characters Egg diameter: 1.4-1.7 x 1.5-1.8 mm (Ref. 36497). Eggs are attached to spawning substrate and to one another via adhesive filaments (Ref. 36497). Yolk is yellowish to amber; melanophores develop on dorsal surface and gut of embryo beginning about 4 days after fertilization (Ref. 36497). Shell has 5-13 long filaments, each attached at one end, or 40-78 filaments attached at both ends, scattered over surface (Ref. 36497).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 11.10.00
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 09.10.02
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