Description of Zoeae and Habitat of Elamenopsis ariakensis (Brachyura: Hymenosomatidae) Living within the Burrows of the Sea Cucumber Protankyra bidentata

@inproceedings{Kai2008DescriptionOZ,
  title={Description of Zoeae and Habitat of Elamenopsis ariakensis (Brachyura: Hymenosomatidae) Living within the Burrows of the Sea Cucumber Protankyra bidentata},
  author={T. Kai and Y. Henmi},
  year={2008}
}
  • T. Kai, Y. Henmi
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Abstract The morphological characteristics of the zoeas and crabs of the false spider crab Elamenopsis ariakensis are described and their habitats are documented, with an emphasis on their symbiosis with the burrowing sea cucumber Protankyra bidentata. The 16 zoeas and 91 crabs were collected from the Ariake Sea and adjacent Yatsushiro Sea, Japan. Zoeas have no lateral spine, whereas the rostral and dorsal spines are extremely long. In all zoeal stages, the pleon consists of six segments… CONTINUE READING
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