Contributions to Zoology, 73 (3) (2004)

Carcinization in the Anomura – fact or fiction? II. Evidence from larval, megalopal and early juvenile morphology

Patsy A. McLaughlin , Rafael Lemaitre , Christopher C. Tudge

Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University, 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes, Washington 98221-9081B, U.S.A.

Department of Systematic Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, U.S.A.

Keywords: Carcinization, Anomura, Paguroidea, Lithodidae, Paguridae, Lomisidae, Porcellanidae, larval, megalopal and early juvenile morphology, pleonal tergites