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Smith, 1869

¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 1+.
¥ 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 aesthetascs and 1 simple setae.
First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation: 1, 1, 0, 2, 5.

Morphological characters of megalopa not described.

Larval stage described by Sankarankutty et al., 1999.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil (Paraíba to Rio Grande do Sul).

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone - 75 m.

Callinectes danae