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Free Content The Phyllosoma Larvae of the Spiny Lobster Panulirus Argus

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The phyllosoma larvae of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (Latreille), were obtained from plankton hauls made in the western Atlantic and Caribbean. Eleven stages were identified of which the last is probably the final stage before metamorphosis. Stage one was obtained from freshly hatched eggs. It was shown that the larvae may be carried long distances by currents and that some of the larvae taken off the Florida coast were hatched much farther south.

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Publication date: January 1, 1951

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