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    • Keywords


      Clibanarius clibanarius ; larval development; zoea; glaucothoe

    • Abstract


      The development of the larvae of the marine hermit crabClihanarius clibanarius (Herbst) reared in the laboratory (salinity 34‰±1‰ and temperature 28°C ±1°C) is reported. Four zoeal stages and a glaucothoe were observed during development. Characteristics of the larval stages are described and compared with other known species of this genus. The time taken for development from hatching to glaucothoe is given.

    • Author Affiliations


      S Ajmal Khan1 S Sundaramoorthy1 Mercy Thomas1 T Kannupandi1 R Natarajan1

      1. Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai - 608 502, India
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