I= TAXONOMY AND LARVAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOME ANOMURAM CRABS OF PAKISTAN (CRUSTACEAN, DECAPODA)
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Title of Thesis
TAXONOMY AND LARVAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOME ANOMURAM CRABS OF PAKISTAN (CRUSTACEAN, DECAPODA)

Author(s)
Muhammad Yaqoob
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi
Session
1976
Subject
Marine Zoology
Number of Pages
126
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
anomuram crabs, crustacean decapoda, porcellanid crabs, pachycheles natalensis (krauss), p. tomentosus henderson, petrolisthes boscii (audouin), p. ornatus paulson, p. rufescens (heller), p. lamarckii (leach), pisidia dehaanii (krauss), p. delagoae (barnard), procellana gravelei sankolli

Abstract
In the present dissertation, nine species of Porcellanid crabs, Pachycheles Natalensis (Krauss), P. tomentosus Henderson, Petrolisthes boscii (Audouin), P. ornatus Paulson, P. rufescens (Heller), P. lamarckii (Leach), Pisidia dehaanii (Krauss), P. delagoae (Barnard) and Procellana gravelei Sankolli are described from Karachi, Pakistan. In addition, the larval development from hatching to the megalopal stage under laboratory conditions of first six above mentioned spices are described and illustrated. Besides these, Procellana savanna (Leach), a Western Atlantic species was reared through second zoeal stage at Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina U.S.A their description and illustrations are also included

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1 0 CONTENTS 0
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2 1 PART-A-TAXONOMY 4
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  1.1 REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON PORCELLANID CRABS OF INDIAN OCEAN 4
  1.2 MATERIALS AND METHODS 6
  1.3 FAMILY PROCELLANIDAE DANA 1852 7
  1.4 KEY TO PAKISTAN GENERA OF FAMILY PORCELLANIDAE 8
  1.5 GENUS PACHYCHELES STIMPSON 1858 9
  1.6 KEY TO PAKISTAN SPECIES OF GENUS PACHYCHELES 10
  1.7 PACHYCHEIESNATALENSIS (KRAUSS) 11
  1.8 P. TOMENTOSUS HENDERSON 14
  1.9 GENUS PETROLISTHES STIMPSON 1958 17
  1.10 KEY TO PAKISTAN SPECIES OF GENUS PETROLISTHES 18
  1.11 PETROLISTHES BOSCII (AUDOUIN) 19
  1.12 P. ORNATUS PAULSON 22
  1.13 P. RUFESCENS (HELLER) 25
  1.14 P. IAMARCKII (LEACH) 28
  1.15 GENUS PISIDIA LEACH, 1820 31
  1.16 KEY TO PAKISTAN SPECIES OF GENUS PISIDIA 32
  1.17 PISIDIA DEHAANII (KRAUSS) 33
  1.18 P. DELAGOAE (BARNARD) 36
  1.19 GENUS PORCELLANA LAMARCK, 1801 38
  1.20 PORCELLANA GRAVELEI SANKOLLI 39
  1.21 CHECKLIST OF INDIAN OCEAN SPECIES 41
3 2 PART-B-LARVAL DEVELOPMENT 45
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  2.1 REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON PORCELLANID LARVAE 47
  2.2 MATERIAL AND METHODS 47
  2.3 REARING EXPERIMENTS 49
  2.4 KEY TO THE FIRST AND SECOND ZOEAE OF PAKISTAN SPECIES OF GENUS PACHVCHELES 50
  2.5 PACHVCHELES NATALENSIS (KRAUSS) 51
  2.6 P. TOMENTOSUS HENDERSON 59
  2.7 KEY TO THE FIRST AND SECOND ZOEAE OF PAKISTAN SPECIES OF GENUS PETROLISTHES 67
  2.8 PETROLISTHES ORNATUS PAULSON 68
  2.9 P. FUFESCENS (HELLER) 77
  2.10 P. LAMARCKII (LEACH) 85
  2.11 P. BOSCII (AUDOUIN) 93
  2.12 PROCELLANA SAVANNA (LEACH) 100
4 3 DISCUSSION 106
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  3.1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 112
  3.2 BIBLIOGRAPHY 113