The effect of salinity on the development ofLoxothylacus panopaei larvae (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala)

@article{Walker1994TheEO,
  title={The effect of salinity on the development ofLoxothylacus panopaei larvae (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala)},
  author={Graham A Walker and Anthony S Clare},
  journal={Estuaries},
  year={1994},
  volume={17},
  pages={276-282}
}
The rhizocephalan barnacleLoxothylacus panopaei, which parasitizes the mud crabRhithropanopeus harrisii, releases its larvae as nauplii. The nauplii develop through four stages to the cypris stage; both larval forms are lecithotrophs. Parasitized crabs were acclimated in 10‰, 15‰, and 20‰ water during August and the development of releasedL. panopaei larvae was monitored in a range of salinities. After 48–60 h, the nauplii and cyprids in each experimental salinity were counted and the numbers… CONTINUE READING