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Larvae Information Summary for  Hime japonica
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Main Ref: Ambrose, D.A. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL 64 52    
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northeastern Pacific (California Current Region); Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail one dorso-ventral cluster or band
Melanophores on head + trunk no melanophores on head or trunk
Post larvae
Striking feature none
Striking shape lateral normal (not striking) dorsal  
Striking feature none
Shape of gut elongated
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail tail with single melanophore
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
Presence of a single large pigment patch, which expands during larval development, dorsolaterally on the peritoneum, and another patch laterally on the tail. Development is gradual and direct, with little additional pigmentation throughout the pelagic stage. Compared to A. bajacali, notochord flexion and fin ray development occur at a smaller size, the pigment patches are relatively smaller, and the total number of myomeres are fewer.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 43 41   35928
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae    Ref. 
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 28.09.00
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