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Brito Capello, 1871

Zoea [Libinia ferreirae 1]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 2.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 6 First zoeae of Majidae]:
Carapace with one rostral and one dorsal spine; six (seven) posterolateral setae present.
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 [Libinia ferreirae]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 17 Mgp Majidae Parthenopidae]:
Rostrum deflected ventrally.
Carapace with protuberances.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 4.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 2.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: 7.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: 9.

Larval stages described by Bakker et al., 1990.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Guianas, Venezuela, Brazil (Pará to Santa Catarina) and Uruguay.

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone - 35 m.

Libinia ferreirae