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Zoeal Stages of Leptomithrax edwardsii (Crustacea: Decapoda: Majidae) Described from Laboratory Reared Material
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Zoeal Stages of Leptomithrax edwardsii (Crustacea: Decapoda: Majidae) Described from Laboratory Reared Material
Kang, Jung-Ha; Lee, Yong-Seok; Jeong, Ji-Eun; Ko, Hyun-Sook;
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 Abstract
Zoeas of Leptomithrax edwardsii were reared in the laboratory. Two zoeal stages are described and illustrated. The first zoeal stage of L. edwardsii is compared with those of seven known species of the family Majidae. It differs from previous description in the endopodal setation characters of the maxillule and the second maxilliped. It appears most similar to L. bifidus and Schizophroida simodaensis of the northwestern Pacific. A provisional key for identifying eight majid zoeas is included.
 Keywords
Majidae;spider crab;Leptomithrax edwardsii;zoea;L. bifidus;Schizophroida simodaensis;key;northwestern Pacific;
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English
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