Development of early life stages of the blenny Hypleurochilus fissicornis (Blenniidae)

Delpiani S.M., Bruno D.O., Díaz de Astarloa J.M., Acuña F.

Published date: June 2012
Volume: 36
Number: 2
Pagination: 357–359
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

The early developmental stages of Hypleurochilus fissicornis (Quoy {&} Gaimard, 1824) from egg to 120 hours after hatching are described for the first time, from three nests found in the rocky intertidal of Mar de Cobo, Argentina. Eggs are spherical, with an adhesive pad and purple pigment. Larvae have yellowish pigment on the head (snout, preocular, postocular) and pectoral fins. Melanophores cover the peritoneum and 28 occur in a row on the ventral edge of the tail.

Keywords: Blenniidae - Hypleurochilus fissicornis - Intertidal - Larval development - Spawn
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