Larval development of the western school prawn Metapenaeus dalli Racek, 1957 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeidae) reared in the laboratory

Jason A. Crisp, James R. Tweedley, Frances M.L. D’Souza, Gavin J. Partridge, Navid R. Moheimani

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Abstract

The six Naupliar, three Protozoea, three Mysis and first post-larval forms of the western school prawn Metapenaeus dalli Racek, 1957 were cultured in the laboratory. These stages were described in detail and compared to those of other metapenaeids. The ontogenetic development occurred in 12 days at 26°C, with both the growth rate and morphological patterns of development in M. dalli broadly following those recorded for other metapenaeids. Differences were found between M. dalli and other metapenaeids at corresponding stages of larval development, with these being the number, location and composition of individual setae and other minor spinal development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1699-1724
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Natural History
Volume50
Issue number27-28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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