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dc.contributor.authorKendall, Jr. , Arthur W.
dc.contributor.authorVinter, Beverly
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T15:44:44Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T15:44:44Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/20608
dc.description.abstractLarvae of Oxylebius pictus, Zaniolepis sp., Ophiodon elongatus, Hexagrommos stelleri, H. decagrammus, H.lagocephalus, H. octogrammus, and Pleurogrammus monopterygius are described and illustrated from field collections which were supplemented by laboratory reared specimens of some species. Larvae hatch at a rather large size (3-9 mm), are heavily pigmented, and undergo direct development to an epipelagic prejuvenile stage. Larvae or the five genera are separable on the basis of body shape, pigmentation, and meristic characters. Larvae or the four species of Hexagrammos, which are quite similar in appearance, are separable on the basis of a combination of several pigmentation characters. Developmental evidence indicates that Oxylebius and Zaniolepis are similar to each other and are more similar to presumed primitive coUids than the other included genera. Ophiodon is dissimilar to the other four genera. Pleurogrammus and Hexagrommos have similar appearing larvae. Among the species of Hexagrammosa progression or increasing larval pigmentation can be seen from H. stelleri to H. decagrammus, H. lagocephalus, and H. octogrammus. (PDF file contains 50 pages.)
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNOAA Technical Report NMFS
dc.relation.urihttp://spo.nwr.noaa.gov/tr2.pdf
dc.subject.otherEcology
dc.subject.otherFisheries
dc.subject.otherBiology
dc.titleDevelopment of hexagrammids (Pisces: Scorpaeniformes) in the northeastern Pacific Ocean
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dc.bibliographicCitation.issue2
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-24T15:44:44Z
dc.source.legacyrecordurlhttp://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2820
dc.source.legacydepositorid403
dc.source.legacylastmod2011-09-29 18:19:22
dc.source.legacyid2820
dc.source.legacyagencyUnited States National Marine Fisheries Service


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