Zoeae and megalopa of the mangrove crab Sesarma andersoni de Man reared in the laboratory

G. Vijayakumar, T. Kannupandi


Four zoeal and 1 megalopal stages of the crab Sesarma andersoni de Man 1887, reared under laboratory conditions were obtained. The period required to reach megalopa stage from hatching was 11 days, at 25 ppt salinity and 30 plus or minus 1 degree C temperature. The larval stages are described and compared with other Indian species, S. tetragonum and S. lanatum


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