Larval development of Rhinolithodes wosnessenskii Brandt (Decapoda: Anomura: Lithodidae) reared in the laboratory

  • Kim, Mi-Hyang (Marine Eco-Technology Institute Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Hong, Sung-Yun (Department of Marine Biology, Pukyong National University)
  • Received : 2010.01.08
  • Published : 2010.06.30


The complete larval development of Rhinolithodes wosnessenskii Brandt, 1848 is described, based on laboratory rearing. The species has four zoeal stages and a megalopa. The zoeas of R. wosnessenskii are readily distinguished from all other described zoeas of the subfamily Lithodinae by having a middorsal spine of the posterior margin of the carapace.


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