Complete Larval Development of a Sand Bubbler Crab, Scopimera longidactyla (Brachyura, Ocypodidae), Reared in the Laboratory

실험실에서 사육된 발콩게 (Scopimera longidactyla (달랑게과) 의 유생발생

  • 장인권 (부산대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과) ;
  • 김창현 (부산대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과)
  • Published : 1989.12.01


The larval stages of Scopimera longidactyla reared in the laboratory are described and illustrated in detail. The larval development consists of five zoeal and a megalopal stages. At 25$^{\circ}C$, the megalopa and the first crab instar were attained in 21 and 31 days after hatching, respectively. The larvae of Scopmera can be distinguished from those of other genera in the Scopimerinae and other sumbfamilies in the Ocypodidae by the relativelength of rostral carapace spines to carapace. The larvae of S. longidactyla are similar in morphology to those of S. globosa but distingished by the differences in larval , size, and appendage setation.