Embryonic development in two coastal lagoon crabs, Eurypanopeus canalensis and Panopeus chilenedsis, is described. Embryos were sampled and illustrated at intervals of 48 hours. The complete embryonic development at 26-28°C was similar (13 ± 1 day) for both species. Growth was synchronous and appendages were formed during the same periods for the two species. Differences were observed in eye size and cephalothorax-abdomen proportions. The egg-volume increased significantly, three differences statistically in volume were detected for E. canalensis and two for P. chilensis, especially at the two last stages of development.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||223|
|Journal||Belgian Journal of Zoology|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2006|