Zoeal Stages of the Stone Crab, Menippe mercenaria Say

  title={Zoeal Stages of the Stone Crab, Menippe mercenaria Say},
  author={Hugh J. Porter},
  journal={Chesapeake Science},
  • Hugh J. Porter
  • Published 1960
  • Biology
  • Chesapeake Science
  • Larvae of the stone crab,Menippe mercenaria Say, were reared from egg to a true crab stage in 27 days on a diet ofArtemia nauplii. They were successfully cultured in swarms and placed in small compartments where their individual development was studied. Six zoeal stages were found and described, although only five are believed to occur normally in nature. One molt per zoeal stage was noted, and from 3 to 6 days were spent in each stage. Pre-zoeae were observed but these did not molt into a… CONTINUE READING
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