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We present evidence that the single representative of the crustacean order Amphionidacea is a decapod shrimp and not a distinct order. After reviewing available morphological evidence, it is concluded that Amphionides is a larval form, but with an as yet unknown parentage. Although the most likely adult form is in the family Pandalidae, the limited(More)
Crustacean decapods are key components that structure the benthic ecosystems in the Subarctic/Arctic regions and support one of the largest fishery industries, but their larval dynamics are largely unknown. To investigate variability in decapod larvae community in this region, we analysed plankton samples collected during the summers of 2007 and 2008 along(More)
The larval morphology of Pugettia quadridens (De Haan, 1839) has been described several times, but the lack of voucher specimens (both larvae and spent females), makes it impossible to verify whether the remarkable heterogeneity, which has been described by the different authors, are due to intra-specific variability. We re-described the morphological and(More)
Patent blue vital (patent blue V; Laboratoire Guerbet, France) is used to identify the sentinel node during surgery for invasive breast cancer. Detecting the sentinel node that first drains the primary tumor reduces the need for total breast and wide axillary node removal, with the problems that such radical surgery involves. Like other dyes, patent blue V(More)
The first four larval stages of the pandalid shrimp Chlorotocus crassicornis (A. Costa, 1871) are described and illustrated from laboratory-reared material obtained from ovigerous females collected in the southwestern Spain and south Taiwan. The second to fourth larval stages of this species are reported for the first time to science. Detailed examination(More)
Phytoplankton blooms are usually dominated by chain-forming diatom species that can alter food pathways from primary producers to predators by reducing the interactions between intermediate trophic levels. The food-web modifications are determined by the length of the chains; however, the estimation is biased because traditional sampling strategies damage(More)
Larval transport has a strong influence on marine populations and ecosystem function. Traditional hypotheses establish that larvae of coastal species are swept offshore during strong upwelling periods producing low recruitment rates; however, recent studies have demonstrated that this hypothesis is not supported by larval distribution data. The present(More)
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