megalopa
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. . 2011.

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