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Free Content The Metamorphosis of a Species of Homola (Crustacea, Decapoda: Dromiacea)

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Large decapod zoeas and megalopas taken in the Straits of Florida and held in the laboratory through one moult are described and identified as the species of Homola designated “barbata” by Rathbun (1937). However several differences are noted between these zoeas and homolid zoeas described from the Mediterranean, where H. barbata is the only species of the genus known to occur. It is suggested that H. barbata, as it is currently considered, may consist of more than one subspecies, or even species, with distinct larvae.

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Publication date: January 1, 1964

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