Description of larvae of the golden king crab lithodes aequispina reared in the laboratory

Haynes, E.

Fishery Bulletin (Washington D C) 80(2): 305-314

1982


ISSN/ISBN: 0090-0656
Accession: 005111445

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Abstract
Larvae of golden king crab, L. aeguispina, were reared in the laboratory from stage I through stage V (glaucothoe). EAch of the 5 larval stages is described and illustrated. Zoeae of L. aequispina are distinguished from zoeae of L. maja and L. antarctica by the number of telsonic setae and the length of the posterolateral spines on somites 2-5. The glaucothoe of L. aequispina are distinguished from glaucothoe of L. maja and L. antarctica by the terminal configuration of the carapace spines. Zoeae of L. aequispina are distinguished from zoeae of Paralithodes spp. by number of telsonic setae and by setation of the antennal flagellum. Morphological differences between larvae of Lithodidae and Paguridae are greater than previously believed.