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(Saussure, 1858)

¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 13.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 9 First zoeae of Grapsidae]:
Antennal endopod rudimentary compared to antennal protopod.
Carapace without lateral spines.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 2, 2.
First maxilliped (mxp1) basipod setation: 2, 2, 2, 2.
First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation: 1, 2, 1, 2, 5.

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

Larval stages described by Ingle, 1987; Brossi-Garcia and Rodrigues, 1993.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: North Carolina, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies, northern South America, Guianas and Brazil (Trindade Island, Ceará to Rio Grande do Sul)
Oriental Atlantic: Cape Verde Island to Angola, Mediterranean Sea
Oriental Pacific: California to Peru.

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone.

Pachygrapsus gracilis