Zoea [Pyromaia tuberculata 1]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 2.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 6 First zoeae of Majidae]:
Carapace with one dorsal spine.
Abdominal somite 2 with, and somite 3 without, dorsolateral projections.
Abdominal somites with a rudimentary postero-lateral processes.
Number of marginal and apical setae on scaphognathite: 10 and 1.
Megalopa [Pyromaia tuberculata]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 17 Mgp Majidae Parthenopidae]:
Rostrum directed anteriorly.
Carapace with protuberances.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 0, 2.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 0.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: 7.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: 8.
Larval stages described by Fransozo and Negreiros-Fransozo, 1997.
Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro to Paráná)
Oriental Pacific: California, Central America to Chile
Indo Pacific: Japan.
Depth range of adult
10 - 130 m.