- A larva with setose pleopods, used for swimming, on some or all abdominal segments [Ingle, 1983].First postlarval stage in development of many Eucarida [McLaughlin, 1980].First postlarval stage in ontogeny of crabs, not developed in macruran decapods or other crustaceans. (Syn. megalops stage) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].Term often used to refer to the first postlarval stage in the Amphionidacea, Caridea, and Brachyura [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].Terminal larval stage in Brachyura and Anomura [Poore, 2004].The postlarval stage of a brachyuran crab [Bliss, 1982].(Order Decapoda):Postlarva [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.