Larvae and Juveniles of the Genus Liparis (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Northwestern Sea of Japan

Larvae and Juveniles of the Genus Liparis (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Northwestern Sea of Japan Larvae and juveniles of Liparis ochotensis, L. latifrons, L. tartaricus, L.brashnikovi, and L. kusnetzovi (Liparidae) are described for the first time based on ichthyoplankton catches carried out in the northwestern Sea of Japan in the decade 1992–2002. Our earlier published data on the larval development of L. agassizii and juveniles of L. punctulatus are supplemented. It is shown that larval development in the Liparis includes a planktonic stage. The larvae of different species turn into juveniles at a different lengths: under 15 mm in the case of littoral species and at about or over 20 mm in the case of sublittoral species. The major morphological characteristics of larvae of different Liparis species—body height and shape, pelvic disk length, preanal length, presence of a notch in the dorsal fin, pigmentation pattern, and others—have been distinguished. Original illustrations of larvae and juveniles are provided. Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Larvae and Juveniles of the Genus Liparis (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Northwestern Sea of Japan

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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