Larval Development of a Grapsid Crab, Helica formosensis Rathbun(Crustacea : Brachyura), Reared in the Laboratory
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The complete larval development of Helice formosensis was obtained in the laboratory. It consisted of 5 zoeal and 1 megalopa stages before moulting to the first crab instar on the 47th day at a water temperature of 15-22℃. The morphology of the larvae is described in detail and comparisons are made with larvae of other species of Helice.
- Species Diversity
Species Diversity 2(1), 7-23, 1997-06-30
Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology