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Larvae Information Summary for  Scorpaena scrofa
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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)     2.8  
Preanal L. % TL     42.9  
Place of development planktonic
Larval area to be filled
Yolk-sac spherical   pigmented Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules no oil globule
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Eight preanal myomeres. Eye pigmented.
Post larvae
Striking feature other
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal normal (not striking)
Striking feature other
Shape of gut triangular
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early several different spines late several different spines
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head
Pigmentation late
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail no other melanophores
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Urostyle region   early unpigmented late unpigmented
Peritoneum covered with melanophores
Pectorals strikingly large other
Pelvics normal (i.e. small or absent)  
A very strong cephalic spinal armature. Pectoral fins with 18 rays and marginal rows of melanophores. At 6 mm: dorsal, ventral and lateral row of chromatophores.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres     24  
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod 2.96   Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Papasissi,Christine - 29.10.90
Modified by: Reyes,Rodolfo B. - 05.10.94
Checked by: Giovanardi,Otello - 19.02.91
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