Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 16 Issue 3

Larval development of Leandrites celebensis (De Man) (Decapoda: Palaemonidae), reared in the laboratory.

N. N. Pillai

Early larval history of Leandrites celebensis (de Man), is described as a result of rearing the larvae obtained by laboratory spawning of berried females collected from tow-net operations. Zoea I, passed through 7 to 8 moults, to become post-larva I, within a period of 13-21 days. 7 well defined zoeal stages were described. Larvae were reared in a salinity range of 20 to 25 %,. They were fed by freshly hatched Artemia nauplii.

Date : 31-12-1974