Larval development of sesarma catenata ortmann brachyura grapsidae sesarminae reared in the laboratory
Pereyra Lago, R.
South African Journal of Zoology 22(3): 200-212
Sesarma catenata larvae were raised in the laboratory and the development stages described in detail. Larval development comprises four zoea and one megalopa stage. Morphological features of the first zoea and megalopa stages of Sesarma catenata are compared with those of other Sesarminae species described in the literature. The genera Sesarma, Metasesarma, and Bresedium appear to be closely related taxa within the subfamily. The diagnostic value of some features of larval morphology is briefly discussed.