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The first zoeal stage morphology of Achelous spinimanus (Latreille), A-gibbesii (Stimpson), and Portunus sayi (Gibbes) (Decapoda, Brachyura) provides support for molecular phylogeny

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Mantelatto, Fernando L. [1] ; Pantaleao, Joao A. F. [2, 3] ; Cuesta, Jose A. [4] ; Fransozo, Adilson [5] ; Felder, Darryl L. [6]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Philosophy Sci & Letters Ribeirao Preto FFCLR, Dept Biol, Lab Bioecol & Crustacean Systemat LBSC, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Fac Sci FC, Lab Biol Marine & Freshwater Shrimps LABCAM, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[3] Fed Univ Triangulo Mineiro UFTM, Dept Environm Engn, Uberaba, MG - Brazil
[4] Inst Ciencias Marinas Andalucia CSIC, Puerto Real, Cadiz - Spain
[5] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Biosci Inst, Dept Zool, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Louisiana Lafayette, Dept Biol, Lab Crustacean Res, Lafayette, LA 70504 - USA
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4378, n. 1, p. 71-84, FEB 7 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Taxonomic rearrangements were recently proposed for some members of Portunus Weber and Cronius Stimpson, including the re-elevation of the status of the subgenus Achelous De Haan to accommodate 21 American species. In the present study the first zoea of Achelous spinimanus, type species of the genus, A. gibbesii and Portunus sayi were obtained from laboratory-hatched specimens. The morphology of the first zoeal stage of A. spinimanus is described and illustrated for the first time. Those of A. gibbesii and P. sayi are redescribed in detail using standard terminology and compared with previous unpublished descriptions. Differences are listed and remarks from a comparative analysis of available descriptions of other portunid genera and species with a known first zoeal stage are furnished. The larval morphology pattern observed in the studied species corroborates a previous hypothesis on the phylogeny of the group. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54931-0 - Improvement and management of biological specimen collections at the Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo
Grantee:Carlos Alberto Garofalo
Support type: Research Infrastructure Program - Biological specimen collections
FAPESP's process: 10/50188-8 - Decapod crustaceans: multi-disciplinary characterization of the sea biodiversity of the State of São Paulo (taxonomy, spermiotaxonomy, molecular biology and population dynamics)
Grantee:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants