The larval development of the partner shrimp Periclimenes sagittifer (Norman, 1861) (Decapoda: Caridea: Palaemonidae: Pontoniinae) described from laboratory- reared material, with a note on chemical settlement cues

  • dos Santos A
  • Calado R
  • Bartilotti C
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Abstract

The complete larval development (eight zoeae and megalopa) of Periclimenes sagittifer (Norman, 1861) (Decapoda: Palaemonidae: Pontoniinae) from laboratory- reared material is described and illustrated. The mor- phology of the first larval stage is compared with previous larval descriptions of other species in the genus (P. agag, P. americanus, P. calmani, P. diversipes, P. grandis and P. pandionis). The importance of chemical settlement cues for late stage Periclimenes larvae is discussed.

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  • Decapoda
  • Larval development
  • Periclimenes sagittifer
  • Settlement cues

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