Noble, A (1974) Eggs and early larval stages of Pinnotheres gracilis Burger and Pinnotheres modiolicolus Burger. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 16 (1). pp. 175-181.
The eggs, pre-zoea and first zoea of Pinnotheres gracilis Burger and P. modiolicolus Burger are described. Although they resemble each other in many respects there are certain dififerences which would help in their identification. In the possession of the characteristic trilobed telson, and the rostral and lateral spines on the carapace, the larvae of the two species agree. However, the antenna is absent in the former and present in the latter. Attention is also drawn here to the highly variable nature of some of the morphological characters during development in the genus Pinnotheres.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Pinnotheres; Pinnotheres gracilis; Pinnotheres modiolicolus|
|Subjects:||Eggs and Larvae|
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Geetha P Mrs|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2010 09:50|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2012 13:05|
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