nauplius larva
See: nauplius [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
(Subclass Mystacocarida):
Larval stage at which most mystocacarids hatch. Characterized by presence of only three appendage pairs (antennules, antennae, mandibles). (See also metanauplius) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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