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Free Content Petrolisthes Platymerus: The Development of Larvae in Laboratory Culture (Crustacea: Decapoda; Porcellanidae)

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The larval development of the eastern Pacific porcellanid crab consisting of a prezoeal, two zoeal, and a megalopal stage is completely described and illustrated. Larvae of this species exhibit telsonal features which differ from those known in the two recognized groupings of larvae (Petrolisthes-group and Porcellana-group). Consequently, a third grouping based on larvae of P. platymerus is established.

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Publication date: 1972-06-01

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