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(Smith, 1870)

Zoea [no illustration available]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 5(6).
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 10 First zoeae of Ocypodidae]:
Carapace without lateral spine.
Antennal exopod with 3 setae.
Antennule with 2(3) aesthetascs and 1(2) setae.
Maxillule (mx1) protopod with no seta.
First maxilliped (mxp1) endopod setation: 2, 2, 1, 2, 5.
Number of dorsal setae on abdominal somites 1-5: respectively 0, 2, 2, 2, 2.

Megalopa [Uca mordax]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 19 Mgp Pinnotheridae Grapsidae Gecarcinidae Ocypodidae]:
Rostrum deflected ventrally.
Carapace smooth.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 1, 1.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 0.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: 6.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: 19.

Larval stages described by Rieger, 1992.

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Guianas and Brazil (Pará to So Paulo).

Depth range of adult
Mangrove

Uca mordax