Xi

Postlarvae

Sessile Stalked

1 dorsal tooth

2 dorsal teeth

3 or 4 more dorsal teeth Many dorsal teeth

First appearance Biramous with setae

2 or 3 segments

4 segments

5 segments ~7 segments ~9 segments

More elongated and narrower More narrow

First appearance of buds

Biramous and bare

Biramous with setae

Endopods with appendices internae

~12 segments ~15 segments

Rostrum with dorsal and ventral teeth; behaviour predominantly benthonic, as in adults

Fully chelated (1st & 2nd)

(1969). Table 3.1 shows a simplified characterisation for each of the 11 zoeal stages of M. rosenbergii described by the latter authors. Gomez Diaz & Kasahara (1987) described 18 distinct morphological stages of M. rosenbergii development, some ofwhich lastedless than 24 hours and would not have been observed had the larvae not been reared individually and observed 5 times per day. Newly metamorphosed PL are about 7 mm long and are generally translucent, with a light orange-pink head portion.

Evidence suggests MIH is secreted by neural tissue in the larval eyestalk of decapods, as well as in adults (Webster & Dircksen 1991; Knowlton 1994). The larval moulting process also exhibits a cyclical Y organ activity and the production of ecdysteroids. P-Ecdysone titres increase rapidly during early premoult, reaching a peak at late premoult, and then dropping prior to ecdysis (McConaugha 1980; McConaugha & Costlow 1981). Two concepts involved in the commencement of the larval moulting cycle were proposed by Anger & Dawirs (1981). The first is the 'reserve saturation point' (RSP), which is the minimum time in the larval moult cycle when sufficient nutritional reserves are built up to allow moulting to the next stage, regardless of the availability of further food supplies. The second concept, the 'point of no return' (PNR), is the moment that zoea must moult, or remain in the same stage and eventually die. According to these authors, water and minerals are assimilated, the endocuticle is secreted, and MIH is secreted into the haemolymph during the postmoult period. During the intermoult, food uptake is necessary to generate further development. As the necessary reserves are accumulated, the RSP is attained and P-ecdysone synthesis begins. At the end of the intermoult period, the PNR is reached. If enough reserves have been accumulated, premoult then commences and ecdysis occurs.

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