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Moreira, 1901

Zoea [Dissodactylus crinitichelis 1, Dissodactylus crinitichelis 2]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 3.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 7 First zoeae of Pinnotheridae]:
Carapace: all spines present; knobs absent; length of dorsal spine <1.5 x length of rostral spine.
Dorso-lateral knobs on 2nd and 3rd abdominal somites.
Telson with spinulose furcae.
Antenna limited to spinous process.

Megalopa [Dissodactylus crinitichelis]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 19 Mgp Pinnotheridae Grapsidae Gecarcinidae Ocypodidae]:
Rostrum absent.
Carapace smooth.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 0, 4.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 3.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: 4.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: 16.

Larval stages described by Pohle and Telford, 1981.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: North Carolina, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies, northern South America, Brazil (Pará to Rio Grande do Sul) and Argentina.

Depth range of adult
5-50 m.

Dissodactylus crinitichelis