postlarval stage
Developmental stage reached after completion of megalopal or equivalent metamorphosis; marked by initial appearance of adult characters [McLaughlin, 1980].
Ontogenetic stage reached after completion of all nauplius-to-zoea or megalopa metamorphoses, marked by initial appearance of adult characters [Moore and McCormick, 1969].

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