• The nauplii ofBalanus kondakovi

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      Barnacle larvae; Balanus kondakovi ; limb setation

    • Abstract


      Six naupliar stages ofBalanus kondakovi were raised under laboratory conditions on a diet ofDunaliella primolecta. The nauplii of this species are generally small, with carapace, caudal spine, abdominal spine and labrum, lacking any special feature that could help in specific identification. However, these features when considered in conjunction with the limb setation help to separate these larvae from those of the others. It is one of the fast metamorphosing barnacle larvae attaining metanauplius stage in about 80 hr.

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      A A Karande1

      1. Naval Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratory, Naval Dockyard, Bombay - 400 001
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