First zoeal stages of grapsoid crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) from the East African coast




In this study, the larvae of 14 grapsoid species from the East African coast are examined. Original descriptions of the first zoeal stage are provided for the grapsids Grapsus fourmanoiri , G. tenuicrustatus , Pachygrapsus minutus and P. plicatus , and the sesarmids Sarmatium crassum and Sesarma leptosoma . The first zoea of Ilyograpsus paludicola is illustrated for the first time. Redescriptions are presented for the grapsid Metopograpsus messor and the gecarcinid Cardisoma carnifex , while the appendage setation of the varunid Helice leachii , and the sesarmids Chiromantes eulimene , Neosarmatium meinerti , Parasesarma catenata and Perisesarma guttatum are also given and compared with previous work.


Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society






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- Inglês


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- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


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