Larval development of the mangrove crab Sesarma bidens (de Haan, 1853) in the laboratory (Brachyura: Grapsidae: Sesarminae)

T. Krishnan, T. Kannupandi


Larvae of Sesarma bidens (de Haan) were reared in the laboratory upto megalopa stage under the culture conditions of salinity 25 plus or minus 1 ppt and temperature 28 plus or minus 1 degree C. First zoea reached megalopal stage in four moults after a minimum period of 10 days. Four zoeal and a megalopal stages are described and compared with other known larvae of Sesarma spp


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