oa African Zoology - Recent records of megalopae of the crab Varuna litterata (Fabr.) entering Natal estuaries

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



An unusual occurrence involving the stranding of many thousands of megalopae of the crab Varuna litterata on an outgoing tide is recorded. The locality was sandflats adjacent to the mouth of the Mgobezeleni estuary at Sodwana Bay, Natal, in mid-May 1985. Other records of recent local sightings are included.

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