Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 14 Issue 2

On the early larval stage of Petrolisthes ohshimai (Mi yake) (Decapoda : Porcel!anidae).


C. Sankarankutty and P. O. J. Bwathondi

The early larval stage (Zoea 1) of the porcellanid crab petrolisthes oshimai (Miyake), associated with a giant sea anemone, Stoichactis sp. is described and illustrated here. The larvae were reared from eggs from two ovigerous females collected from shallow waters off Kunduchi Marine Biological Station, Dares Salaam. 

Date : 30-12-1972