Larval development of Brachynotus gemmellari (Rizza, 1839) (Brachyura, Grapsidae) reared under laboratory conditions
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SourceJournal of Plankton Research, 17(5): 1143-1161 (1995)
The complete larval development of the grapsid crab Brachynorus gemmellari (Rizza, 1839) was obtained by culture in the Iabomtoiy. Five zoeal stages, the megalopa and the first crab stage are described and illustrated. Larval development from hatching to first crab took 26 days at 20°C. The morphological charaeiars of the larvae of B.gemmellari are compared with those of other known larvae of the genus Brachynosus.