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CA market squid



Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens
This egg capsule and paralarvae are from an experiment conducted in 2000 at the SWFSC. Egg capsules were collected and placed in different temperature baths to determine their optimal temperature for hatching and development. Date: 02/04/2000 Key words: Doryteuthis, California market squid, ichthyoplankton, paralarvae, eggs Contact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

CA market squid

Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens
This image of California market squid was taken at the SWFSC in 2003 through a microscope. These wild-caught paralarvae were collected in a manta sample in January 1989 from CalCOFI station 90.37 aboard the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan. The smallest squid is 2.67 mm, and the largest is 4.45 mm.
Date: 02/06/2003 Key words: Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens, California market squid, ichthyoplankton, paralarvae
Contact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Abraliopsis felis



This specimen of squid does not have a common name. It was collected in a bongo tow sample in 2007 from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography vessel New Horizon during the fall CalCOFI cruise at line 86.7 station 100.0.Date: 03/14/2008 Key words: Abraliopsis felis, ichthyoplankton, squid, paralarvae Contact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Ragfish egg



Icosteus aenigmaticus
This image was taken under a microscope at the SWFSC in La Jolla. The egg was collected on April 14, 2006 in a Continuous Underway Fish Egg Sampler (CUFES) sample aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson off the coast of Washington.Date: 04/14/2006Key words: Ragfish, Icosteus aenigmaticus, ichthyoplankton, eggContact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Pacific sardine eggs
Sardinops sagax
These Pacific sardine eggs were collected and photographed under a microscope in April 2006 during FRD's California Current Ecosystem Survey aboard the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan. 
Date: April 2006
Key words: Pacific sardine, Sardinops sagax, eggs, ichthyoplanktonContact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Pacific sardine larvae


Sardinops sagax
These Pacific sardine larvae are from the SWFSC ichthyoplankton reference collection. The specimens were collected in the CalCOFI area.Date: November 2006Key words: Pacific sardine, Sardinops sagax, larvae, ichthyoplanktonContact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Jack mackerel eggs and larva

Trachurus symmetricusThis sample of jack mackerel eggs and larva are part of the SWFSC La Jolla ichthyoplankton reference collection specimens. They were collected from the CalCOFI area. 
Date: 02/09/2007Key words: Jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, ichthyoplankton, eggs, larva
Contact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Curlfin turbot

Pleuronichthys decurrens
These images are a larva and juvenile curlfin turbot, which is a right-eyed flounder found in the eastern Pacific. Both specimens are from the SWFSC La Jolla ichthyoplankton reference specimen collection. The top image is of a 6.5 mm larva, taken in a 1 meter ring net in June of 1952 from the CalCOFI station 70.65 aboard the R/V Spencer F. Baird. The bottom image is a 31 mm juvenile taken in a mid-water trawl in April 1979 from the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan.
Date: 01/26/2010Key words: curlfin turbot, Pleuronichthys decurrens, larva, flatfish, flounder, ichthyoplankton Contact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program

Cowcod larvae



Sebastes levis
These images are larval cowcod, which is a species of rockfish. The specimens in the top of the image were collected in a bongo tow in April 2006 at CalCOFI station 83.3 42.0 aboard the Scripps Institution of Oceanography vessel New Horizon. The larva on the left is 3.3 mm and the one on the right is 3.1 mm. The 7.4 mm flexion stage larva (bottom) was collected in a bongo tow in April 2009 at station 95.45 during the SWFSC's California Current Ecosystem Survey aboard the Canadian commercial fishing vessel Frosti.Date: 02/03/2010Key words: cowcod, Sebastes levis, larva, rockfish, ichthyoplankton Contact: SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program