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Free Content Seasonality and duration of the developmental stages of Heterosquilla tricarinata (Claus, 1871) (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) and the replacement of the larval eye at metamorphosis

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The successful laboratory rearing of the stomatopod Heterosquilla tricarinata from egg to juvenile is described. The species has a single propelagic stage and two pelagic stages which last 60–70 days at 15°C before metamorphosis to the postlarva. The occurrence and seasonality of the developmental stages in Otago waters is given and the unusual metamorphosis of the eye in the first postlarval stage is described.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1985

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