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Larvae Information Summary for  Paracanthurus hepatus
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Main Ref: Okiyama, M. 1993
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Post larvae
Striking feature some dorsal fin rays very elongated
Striking shape lateral rhomboid dorsal  
Striking feature some dorsal fin rays very elongated
Shape of gut  
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pectorals normal  
Pelvics with elongated fin rays  
  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. - 09.04.03
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