Sedova N.A. 2021. Morphology of the first zoeal stage of a hermit crab of the family Parapaguridae (Decapoda: Anomura) from adjacent waters of Kamchatka Peninsula // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.30. No.2: 161–166 [in English].

Kamchatka Federal Technical University, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kluchevskaya, 35, 683003, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.30.2.03

ABSTRACT: The morphology of the first zoeal stage of family Parapaguridae (presumably, Parapagurus benedicti de Saint Laurent, 1972) is described for the first time. The zoea can be distinguished from the similar species of the family Parapaguridae in the morphology of telson, antennae, rostrum and pleon. The main distinguishing features of the first zoeal stage are longer spines and lateral papillas of the 2nd to 4th pleomeres, lateral spines of rostrum, anteroventral and posterodorsal spines of carapace, outer margin of scaphocerites is shortly pubescent and armed with 5 blunt spines, dorso-terminal spines of telson.

KEY WORDS: Parapagurus benedicti, zoea I, morphological features, description.

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