Zoea [Anasimus latus 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 and several posterolateral setae.
Abdominal somite 2 with, and somite 3 without, dorsolateral projections.
Abdominal somites 3 and 4 with postero-lateral processes.
Number of marginal and apical setae on scaphognathite: 10 and 1.
Megalopa [Anasimus latus]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 17 Mgp Majidae Parthenopidae]:
No infromation about rostrum orientation.
Carapace with spines/protuberances.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 0.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 1.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: 4.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: 3.
Larval stages described by Sandifer and Van Engel, 1972.
Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: North Carolina to Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies and Brazil (Amapá).
Depth range of adult
Sublittoral zone - 160 m.