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The larval development of the red mangrove crab sesarma meinerti de man brachyura grapsidae reared in the laboratory

Pereyra Lago, R.

South African Journal of Zoology 24(3): 199-211

1989


DOI: 10.1080/02541858.1989.11448153
Accession: 007913725

The larval stages of the red mangrove crab Sesarma meinerti de Man were reared in the laboratory. Larval development consists of five zoeal stages and one megalopa. Zoeal development lasts an average of 25 days at 25.degree. C. The external morphology of larvae is described in detail and their relationship with larvae of congeneric species is briefly discussed.

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