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Scorpaeniformes - Liparidae

Liparis pulchellus (Showy Snailfish)

Illustration Meristics Life History ELH Descr. Distribution Footnotes
More information for this taxon at: LarvalBase | FishBase | Univ. Washington Data

EGG INFORMATION

Egg Diameter (min-max in mm): 1.48
Number of Oil Globules (min-max):
Oil Globule Diameter (min-max in mm):
Yolk:
Chorion:
Egg/Embryo Pigment:
Pigment Diagnostics:
Diagnostic Characters:

LARVAE INFORMATION

Hatch Size (min-max in mm SL): 3.4
Preanal Length (%SL): 37 - 43
Flexion Length (in mm SL): >5, <22
Length at Transformation (in mm SL): >22, <53
Fin Development Sequence:
Larval Pigment Regions: In each developmental larval stage, pigment is present in the regions listed below
(click for pigment regions)
Yolk-sac:
Preflexion: mouth, isthmus, dorsal gut, lateral gut, ventral gut, anal finfold, caudal finfold, pectoral fin, ventral, mediolateral,
Flexion: mouth, crown, nape, cheek, isthmus, dorsal gut, lateral gut, ventral gut, dorsal finfold, anal finfold, caudal finfold, pectoral fin, dorsal, ventral, mediolateral, caudal,
Postflexion: mouth, crown, nape, cheek, dorsal gut, lateral gut, ventral gut, dorsal finfold, anal finfold, caudal finfold, pectoral fin, dorsal, ventral, caudal,
Juvenile: mouth, crown, nape, cheek, dorsal gut, lateral gut, ventral gut, dorsal finfold, anal finfold, caudal finfold, pectoral fin, dorsal, ventral, mediolateral, caudal,
Pigment Diagnostics: Postanal ventral melanophore series extends onto anal fin, pigment along outer margin of pectoral fins
Diagnostic Characters: Pelvic disk >40% HL by postflexion stage, 10 principal caudal rays, double nostrils, pigment pattern


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