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(Forskal, 1775)

Zoea [Scylla serrata 1]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 5.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 13 First zoeae of Portunidae]:
Abdominal somites 3-5 with short lateral spines.
Telson-furcal spines: 1 lateral.
Antennule with 3 aesthetascs and 1 simple seta.
First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation: 2, 2, 0, 2, 2.

Megalopa [Scylla serrata]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 16 Mgp Hymenosomatidae Atelecyclidae Beliidae Portunidae]:
Rostrum directed anteriorly, developed.
Spines present on sternal segment 4.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 3, 2.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 5.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: ca. 23.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: ca. 27.

Larval stages described by Ong, 1964; Wear and Fielder, 1985.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Brazil (So Paulo)
Oriental Pacific: Mozambique and South Africa
Indo Pacific: Philipinnes and Japan.

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone - 15 m.

Scylla serrata