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Morphology of the first zoeal stages of five species of the portunid genus Callinectes (Decapoda, Brachyura) hatched at the laboratory

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Mantelatto, Fernando L. [1] ; Reigada, Alvaro L. D. [2] ; Gatti, Aline C. R. [1] ; Cuesta, Jose A. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, FFCLRP, LBSC, Programa Posgrad Biol Comparada, Dept Biol, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Santa Cecilia, PPG ECOMAR, BR-11045907 Santos, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Ciencias Marinas Andalucia ICMAN CSIC, Cadiz 11519 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 86, n. 2, p. 755-767, JUN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 6

The genus Callinectes Stimpson, 1860 currently consists of 16 species, six of which are reported in Brazilian coast. In the present study, the first zoeal stages of Callinectes bocourti, C. danae, C. exasperatus, C. ornatus and C. sapidus from Brazil were obtained from ovigerous females. The morphological and meristic characters of all these larval stages are described and illustrated. Those of C. bocourti, C. danae and C. sapidus are redescribed and compared with the previous descriptions, and differences are listed. Larval characters of these species were examined for interspecific differences, as well as larval features to distinguish the genus Callinectes within Portunidae. In addition, other portunid genera and species with a known first zoeal stage are compared, with special attention to those species present in the same geographical area. Our findings concord with some previous molecular studies, and we discuss the complexity within 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