Larval development of the Indian spider crab Elamenopsis demeloi (Kemp) (Brachyura, Hymenosomatidae) in the laboratory

Kakati, V S (1988) Larval development of the Indian spider crab Elamenopsis demeloi (Kemp) (Brachyura, Hymenosomatidae) in the laboratory. Mahasagar, 21 (4). pp. 219-227.

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    Abstract

    Complete larval development of the spider crab Eiamenopsis demeloi (Kemp) was studied from larvae hatched and reared from an ovigerous crab in the laboratory. At Z6-Z8°C temperature and 17-20 ppt salinity, three zoeel stages were observed, followed by a first stage crab. A megalopa stage was not present. Morphological features of these larvae are compared with the other species of the family and the important characters that differ from those of other zoeae are: Zaeee with very long mid-dorsal and rostral spines and coxal endite of 2nd maxilla with 2 setas.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Larval development; Indian spider crab; Elamenopsis demeloi; Brachyura; Hymenosomatidae
    Subjects: Eggs and Larvae
    Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology

    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 07:39
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:43
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/7368

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