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(De Haan, 1833)

¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 6.
¥ 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 2 aethetascs and 3 simple setae.
First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation: 2, 2, 1, 2, 5.

¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
Morphological characters of megalopa not described.

Larval stages described by Terada, 1980.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay (Rocha and Cape de Santa Maria) and Argentina (Chubut)
Oriental Atlantic: South Africa
Oriental Pacific: Peru and Chile
Indo Pacific: Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand.

Depth range of adult

Ovalipes punctatus