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Variações morfológicas dos estágios pós-marsupiais de Sunampithoe pelagica Milne-Edwards (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Ampithoidae) da fauna de Sargassum cymosum C. Agardh

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Author(s): Leite Fosca Pedini Pereira | Güth Arthur Ziggiatti

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Zoologia
ISSN 0101-8175

Volume: 20;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Ampithoidae | Sunampithoe pelagica | morphological alterations | growth stages

ABSTRACT
The post-marsupial growth stages of the gammaridean ampithoid species Sunampithoe pelagica Milne-Edwards, 1830, six developmental stages for juveniles, three for females and at least seven for males, were described. The characterization was based on the increase of antennal article number, in the morphological modifications of gnathopods I and II, and on alteration of the number of setae.

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