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A large brachyuran-like larva of the Hippidae (Crustacea : Decapoda : Anomura) from the Banda Sea, Indonesia : the largest known zoea

  title={A large brachyuran-like larva of the Hippidae (Crustacea : Decapoda : Anomura) from the Banda Sea, Indonesia : the largest known zoea},
  author={Joel W. Martin and B. Ormsby},
A collection of planktonic Crustacea from the Banda Sea, In­ donesia, contained several specimens of a large, late stage zoea belonging to the anomuran family Hippidae. As is true for the few previous descriptions of hippid larvae, the zoea bears a remarkable (but superficial) similarity to larvae of true crabs (Brachyura) in that the carapace is spherical and the lateral and rostral spines are distinctly deflected ventrally. The zoea is also remarkable in its size; the width across the lateral… 

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