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(Fabricius, 1775)

Zoea [Plagusia depressa]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 5.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 9 First zoeae of Grapsidae]:
Antennal endopod rudimentary compared to antennal protopod.
Carapace with lateral spines.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 2, 2.
First maxilliped (mxp1) basipod setation: 2, 2, 2, 2.
First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation: 2, 2, 1, 2, 5.

Megalopa [no illustration available]
Number of stages in the megalopal phase unknown.
Morphological characters of megalopa not described.

Larval stages described by Wilson and Gore, 1980.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: North and South Carolina, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies and Brazil (Fernando de Noronha, Rocas, So Pedro and So Paulo Reefs, Trindade Island, Ceará to Bahia)
Oriental Atlantic: Azores and Madeira, Senegal to Angola.

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone.

Plagusia depressa