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H. Milne Edwards, 1834

Zoea [no illustration available]
¥ Number of stages in the zoeal phase: 2.
¥ Morphological characters of first zoea [Table 6 First zoeae of Majidae]:
Carapace with one rostral and one dorsal spine; nine posterolateral setae present.
Abdominal somite 2 with dorso-lateral projection.
Abdominal somites with rudimentary postero-lateral processes.
Number of marginal and apical setae on scaphognathite: 12 and 1.

Megalopa [Epialtus bituberculatus]
¥ Number of stages in the megalopal phase: 1.
¥ Morphological characters of megalopa [Table 17 Mgp Majidae Parthenopidae]:
Rostrum deflected ventrally.
Carapace smooth.
Maxillule (mx1) endopod setation: 0.
Maxilla (mx2) endopod setation: 0.
First maxilliped (mxp1) epipod setation: 5.
Third maxilliped (mxp3) epipod setation: 6.

Larval stages described by Negreiros-Fransozo and Fransozo, 2001 .

Geographical distribution of adult
Occidental Atlantic: Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil (Ceará to So Paulo).

Depth range of adult
Intertidal zone.

Epialtus bituberculatus