oa African Zoology - Larval development of laboratory-reared carpenter, Argyrozona argyrozona (Pisces: Sparidae)

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The larval development of the sparid Argyrozona argyrozona is descriptionbed and illustrated from 16 individuals, representative of a batch reared in the laboratory from artificially spawned eggs. A general account of development is given as well as detailed descriptionptions of pigmentation, fin development, head spination, myomere counts and morphometries. The general developmental pattern is similar to other sparids but is unique in regard to preopercular spination, premaxillary and medio-Iateral pigmentation and morphometries.

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