Laboratory reared larval stages of a mangrove crab Sesarma edwardsi de man 1887 (Decapods:Grapsidae)

T. Kannupandi, K. Pasupathi


The larval development of Sesarma edwardsi includes 4 zoeal and a magalopal stages under laboratory conditions. Morphological features of larval and postlarval stages of S. edwardsi are described and figured. Comparisons with other known species of this genus are made and a key for the identification of the first zoea of the known species is also provided


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