Aguilera et al, 2002


Aguilera, C., Mendoza, R., Rodríguez, G. and Márquez, G., 2002. Morphological description of alligator gar and tropical gar larvae, with an emphasis on growth indicators. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 131(5), pp.899-909.

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Atractosteus spatula Egg Egg size after water-hardening 4.00-4.60 4.3 mm
Atractosteus spatula Egg Egg adhesiveness Adhesive Adhesive
Atractosteus spatula Egg Oocyte diameter 6.6 - 8.8 7.7 mm
Atractosteus spatula Larvae Temperature during larval development 27+/- 1 27.0 °C
Atractosteus spatula Larvae Sibling intracohort cannibalism present Present
Atractosteus spatula Larvae Full yolk-sac resorption 8 days 8.0 °C * day
Atractosteus spatula Larvae Onset of exogeneous feeding 5 days 5.0 °C * day