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(Herbst, 1803)

Zoea [Calappa gallus, Calappa gallus 1, Calappa gallus 2]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 1, but with additional undescribed stages.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 12 First zoeae of Calappidae]:
Rostral spine with 5 - 10 spinules on anterior surface.

Megalopa
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: ?
Morphological characters of megalopa not described.

Larval stages described by Taishaku and Konishi, 1995.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies, Central America, northern South America and Brazil (Ceará to Rio Grande do Sul)
Central Atlantic: Santa Helena Island
Oriental Atlantic: Cape Verde Island to Angola; Red Sea, Persian Gulf
Indo Pacific: Japan.

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone - 220 m.

Calappa gallus