Larval development of Cyrtograpsus affinis (Dana) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Varunidae) from Río de la Plata estuary, reared in the laboratory

Authors

  • Eduardo D. Spivak Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
  • José A. Cuesta Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2000.64n129

Keywords:

Cyrtograpsus affinis, larval development, zoea, megalopa, Grapsoidea, Varunidae

Abstract


The complete larval development of the crab Cyrtograpsus affinis (Brachyura, Varunidae) was obtained by culture in the laboratory. Five zoeal stages, the megalopa and the first crab are described and illustrated. Larval development from hatching to first crab took 29 days at 20° C and 35 PSU. The genus Cyrtograpsus only consists of three species. Larval development of C. altimanus and C. angulatus had been described previously. In the present study, morphological larval characters of the three species are compared. Generic larval features are also compared with those of other Varunidae genera.

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Published

2000-03-30

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Spivak ED, Cuesta JA. Larval development of Cyrtograpsus affinis (Dana) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Varunidae) from Río de la Plata estuary, reared in the laboratory. scimar [Internet]. 2000Mar.30 [cited 2022Oct.5];64(1):29-47. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/739

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