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Master of Arts (M.A.)
Joel W Hedgpet
First Committee Member
Alden E. Noble
Second Committee Member
Donald L. Lehman
The literature dealing with the larva of Pacific Coast brachyuran crabs is slight. The prominent papers, those of Aikawa (1927, 1928, 1929, 1933, 1937), deal with a variety of genera and offer information useful in determin- ing family relationships. A single paper by Hart (1935) also deal with a number of brachyuran larvae found in the Pacific Ocean. None of these papers, however, identifies to species any member of the genus Cancer, although one member, C. magister (Dana) is of considerable economic importance on the pacific coast of North America. In the fall of 1958 an investigation was under taken to identify the larval stages of members of the genus Cancer. This work was accomplished under a contract with the California Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Resources.
Mir, Robert Dotson. (1959). The external morphology of the first zoeal stages of Cancer magister (Dana), Cancer antennarius (Stimpson), and Cancer anthonyi (Rathbun). University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1405
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