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megalops

(ˈmɛɡəˌlɒps)
n
1. (Zoology) a free-swimming larval stage in the development of crabs that occurs subsequent to the zoea stage and in which the larvae have large eyes and the same number of legs as fully developed adults
2. (Zoology) a larva in the megalops stage of development
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That fish is Megalops atlanticus, an archaic, cow-eyed, thick-jawed feeding machine that can reach eight feet in length and weigh 250 pounds.
Micropogonias megalops y la curvina Golfina Cynoscion othonopterus (Gilbert) (Pisces: Sciaenidae) especies endemicas del alto Golfo California, Mexico Instituto del Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora.
2002), whereas blue crabs experience 8 zoeal stages and megalops in a larval development that is shorter in duration than development in other species (Costlow & Bookhout 1959).
megalops, GR, [greater than or equal to] 5,120); TK148439 (Peromyscus sp.
47 This killifish study Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific 37.
Tarpon, Megalops cyprinoides Pearl spot, Etroplus suratensis Crustaceans Penaeid prawns Palaemonid prawns, Macrobrachium spp.
Within days, the megalops change into land crabs that are the size of tiny spiders.
And it really doesn't matter if the tarpon came to the boat or not--the angler's mission had been accomplished: He'd hooked and tangled with Megalops atlanticus in the Panhandle.
sharksucker 62 39 Megalops atlanticus, tarpon 91 9 Total percentage Other Osteichthyes 72 20 Batoidea (n = 222) Rajidae T 0 Raja eglanteria, clearnose skate 16 0 Dasyatis americana, southern stingray 12 58 Dasyatis centroura, roughtail stingray 11 71 Dasyatis sp.
Allozyme analysis was used to study the genetic variability of the bigeye croaker Micropogonias megalops in the Upper Gulf of California (UGC).