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Larvae Information Summary for  Avocettina bowersii
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Main Ref: Charter, S.R. 1996
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area California Current region
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  
Leptocephalus larva; liver at about myomere 26; nephros at about myomere 62 (60-64); attenuate tail; compared to A. infans, relatively smaller eye and longer snout, head less depressed, nmber (5-12) and position of lateral pigment at myomeres 24-25, 46-51, and 80-84, and dorsal and ventral gut pigment from heart to anus. Pigmentation: dorsally on notochord; three clusters (5-12 each) below midline at myomeres 24-25, 46-51, and 80-84; dorsally on gut, heavier past liver; ventrally on gut, heavier before liver. Sequence of fin development: dorsal and anal and caudal, pectoral.
Meristic characters
  max min mod Ref.
Total number of myomeres 191 187 189 32364
  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. - 13.09.00
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