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(White, 1843)

Zoea [Ovalipes catharus 1, Ovalipes catharus 2]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 8.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 13 First zoeae of Portunidae]:
Abdominal somites 3-5 with short lateral spines.
Telson-furcal spines: 1 lateral, 1 dorsal.
Antennule with 3 aesthetascs and 1 simple seta.
No information about the First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation.

Megalopa [Ovalipes catharus]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 16 Mgp Hymenosomatidae Atelecyclidae Beliidae Portunidae]:
Rostrum deflected ventrally.
Spines present on sternal segment 4.
No information about the setation of the Maxillule (mx1) endopod.
No information about the setation of the maxilla (mx2) endopod.
No information about the setation of the First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod.
No information about the setation of the third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod.

Larval stages described by Wear and Fielder, 1985.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Uruguay (La Paloma, Cape Santa Maria) and Argentina (Puerto Madryn); not recorded along the Brazilian coast
Oriental Atlantic: South Africa
Oriental Pacific: Peru, Chile
Indo Pacific: Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand.

Depth range of adult
Unknown.

Ovalipes catharus