Larvae Information Summary for  Hippoglossus stenolepis
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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 South of southern California to Chukchi Sea, north of 66° N
Yolk-sac ovoid     Ref:  
Yolk unsegmented Oil globules no oil globule
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 by: myomeres (49-51); pigment: lack of bands, and presence of pigment on ventral midline and along edges of median finfolds. Pigment: lack of pigment in yolksac larvae; series of melanophores along dorsal surface of notochord and along ventral midline; median finfolds pigmented along 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
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 26.08.02
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