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Larvae Information Summary for  Psettichthys melanostictus
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Southern California, 32-34° N, to Bering Sea, 54-66° N
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature  
Striking shape lateral   dorsal  
Striking feature  
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Diagnostic characters: distinguished from other pleuronectids with pigment bands by: distinctive pigment along edges of dorsal and ventral finfolds and dorsal and ventral body midlines. Pigment: postanal body: 3-4 large spots along ventral midline; three spots along dorsal midline; the first spot more anteriorly placed than the first ventral spot; prominent pigment along edges of dorsal and ventral finfolds; mouth, isthmus; gut pigmented along ventral midline and posterior edge. Sequence of fin development: caudal, dorsal and anal, pelvics, pectorals.
  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. - 07.03.00
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