The complete larval development of Eurypanopeus canalensis Abele and Kim, 1989 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Panopeidae) described from laboratory reared material

Authors

  • Marcelo U. García-Guerrero Unidad Académica Mazatlán, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología
  • Antonio Rodríguez Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC)
  • José A. Cuesta Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC)
  • Michel E. Hendrickx Unidad Académica Mazatlán, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2005.69n3355

Keywords:

Brachyura, Eurypanopeus, larvae, development

Abstract


The estuarine panopeid crab Eurypanopeus canalensis Abele and Kim, 1989, is an eastern tropical Pacific species with a known distribution from the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico, to Panama. Its complete larval development is fully described and illustrated from laboratory-reared material. The four zoeal stages and the megalopa are compared with two congeneric species from the West Atlantic, E. abbreviatus (Stimpson, 1860) and E. depressus (Smith, 1869). The main differences between larvae of E. canalensis and those of these two species include telson setation and the presence/absence of a stout hook-like spine in the megalopae cheliped ischium.

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Published

2005-09-30

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García-Guerrero MU, Rodríguez A, Cuesta JA, Hendrickx ME. The complete larval development of Eurypanopeus canalensis Abele and Kim, 1989 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Panopeidae) described from laboratory reared material. scimar [Internet]. 2005Sep.30 [cited 2022Dec.8];69(3):355-68. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/264

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