Larvae Information Summary for  Conger oceanicus
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Main Ref: Bigelow, H.B. and W.C. Schroeder 1953
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development in close association with substrate
Larval area Gulf of Maine; Delaware Bay
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early visible late  
Spinal armature   early no spines late no spines
Leptocephalus stage: Maximum length about 150-160 mm. Metamorphosis consists of thickening of the head and body, development of the swim bladder, permanent teeth, and pigment in the skin (Ref. 38947).
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of vertebrae 149 140   7135
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 18.08.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 13.12.01
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