oa African Zoology - The larval development of the red mangrove crab Sesarma meinerti de Man (Brachyura: Grapsidae) reared in the laboratory

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The larval stages of the red mangrove crab Sesarma meinerti de Man were reared in the laboratory. Larval development consists of five zoeal stages and one megalopa. Zoeal development lasts an average of 25 days at 25�C. The external morphology of larvae is descriptionbed in detail and their relationship with larvae of congeneric species is briefly discussed.

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