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Larval development of the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis lateralis (Fréminville,1835) (Brachyura Gecarcinidae) reared in the laboratory
Willems, K.A. (1982). Larval development of the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis lateralis (Fréminville,1835) (Brachyura Gecarcinidae) reared in the laboratory. J. Crust. Biol. 2(2): 180-201
In: Journal of Crustacean Biology. Crustacean Society: Washington. ISSN 0278-0372, more
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  • Willems, K.A. (1983). Larval development of the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis lateralis (Fréminville,1835) (Brachyura Gecarcinidae) reared in the laboratory, in: [s.d.] IZWO Collected Reprints. 13: pp. chapter 18, more

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Keywords
    Larval development; Rearing; Gecarcinus lateralis lateralis; Marine

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  • Willems, K.A.

Abstract
    The complete larval development of Gecarcinus lateralis lateralis (Fréminville, 1835), a gecarcinid land crab from Bermuda, is described and illustrated based on larvae reared in the laboratory. The species passes through six (possibly five) zoeal stages and one megalopal stage. The development through six zoeal stages to the young crab stage takes at least 29 days. Morphological characters of G. l. lateralis larvae are compared with gecarcinid species of which the complete larval development is known, i.e., Cardisoma guanhumi and C. carnifex.

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