THE FIRST ZOEAL STAGE OF STENORHYNCHUS LANCEOLATUS (BRULLÉ, 1837) (DECAPODA, BRACHYURA, MAJIDAE) BY JOSÉ PAULA Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, Faculdadc de Ciências de Lisboa, Rua da Escoia Politécnica, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal RÉSUMÉ Le premier stade zoé de Stenorhynchus lanceolatus (Brullé), issu de parents connus, est décrit et figuré. Les caractères morphologiques sont comparés à ceux de larves de Stenorhynchus précédem- ment décrites. INTRODUCTI()N The eastern Atlantic arrow crab Stenorhynchus lanceolatus (Brullé) is known from Madeira, the Canary and the Cape Verde Islands, and from West Africa between Spanish Sahara and Angola (Manning & Holthuis, 1981). Yang (1976) described the larval development of Stenorhynchus seticornis (Herbst, 1788) and the first zoeal stage of Stenorhynchus sp., both species occurr- ing on the western Atlantic coasts. In the present work the first stage of S. lanceolatus is described and compared with the previously described larvae of thc genus Stenorhynchus. MATERIAI, AND METHODS In August 1985 ovigerous females of' Stenorhynchus lanceolatus were collected by scuba diving in Funchal Bay and Ponta do Garajau, Madeira Island at depths between 5 and 15 meters. The females in captivity started eating their eggs, but the removal of the chelipcds from the animals prevented this,
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1987
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