Early life history of the pipefish Nerophis lumbriciformis (Pisces: Syngnathidae)

  • Monteiro N
  • Almada V
  • Vieira M
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The embryonic and larval development of the pipe¢sh Nerophis lumbriciformis is described. The full developmentsequence lasted 30 d (at 14^158C), being shortened to 25^26 d at higher temperatures (16^178C),and hatching occurred throughout a 2^3 d period. Unlike species of the genus Syngnathus, the newlyhatched larvae presented a functional mouth apparatus and the yolk sac completely absorbed.

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  • Nuno MonteiroCIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (Universidade do Porto)

  • V. C. Almada

  • M. N. Vieira

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