Zoea [no illustration available]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 6(7).
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 5 First zoeae of Dromiidae]:
Carapace with blunt dorsal projection, transverse groove and two pairs of lateral grooves.
Abdominal somites 2-5 with a pair of blunt dorsal projections.
Antennule with two aesthetascs.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) endopod with two plumose setae.
Megalopa [no illustration available]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 15 Mgp Dromiidae Latreilliidae Calappidae Leucosiidae]:
Carapace with spines; 'hairy'.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 2, 4.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 8.
Second maxilliped (mxp2) exopod setation: 10, 12.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) exopod setation: 4, 9.
Larval stages described by Rice and Provenzano, 1966.
Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: North Carolina, Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies, northern South America, Guianas and Brazil (Amapá to Rio Grande do Sul).
Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone - 330 m.