The First Post-Embryonic Stage of Synalpheus brooksi Coutière
Newly-hatched forms of the caridean shrimp Synalpheus brooksi were obtained from ovigerous females removed from loggerhead sponges in Biscayne Bay. The newly-hatched animals were most often postlarval in form indicating a direct development for this species. In a number of instances, however, the animals hatched as late zoeae, which most often molted to the postlarval form within several hours. The late zoea, called “pseudo-larva” here, and the normally-hatching postlarva are described and illustrated.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1965
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