The post-larval development of the shore crab Ocypoda platytarsis M. Edwards and Ocypoda cordimana desmarest
1. The megalopæ ofO. platytarsis andO. cordimana were for the first time successfully reared in the laboratory to the first crab stage. 2. The megalopæ of the two species differ in size, colour, shape of telson and number of setae on the last pleopod. 3. The megalopæ of both species burrow in the sand of the intertidal zone before metamorphosing into the first crab stage. 4. A key for the identification of the megalopæ and the first crab stages of the two species is given.
- 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
- 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
- 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
- 4 - invertebres