Zoea [Pinnixa chaetopterana, Pinnixa chaetopterana 1]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 1, but with additional undescribed stages.
¥ 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 median notch.
Antenna limited to spinous process and 1 seta.
Megalopa [no illustration available]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: unknown.
Morphological characters of megalopa not described.
Larval stages described by Dowds, 1980; Sandifer, 1972.
Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Massachusetts to North Carolina, Florida, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil (Pernambuco to Rio Grande do Sul).
Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone - 60 m.