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n.1.(Zool.) A larval crustacean in a stage following the nauplius, and having about seven pairs of appendages.
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The metanauplius stage began when the abdomen was fully bifurcated and the carapace became visible.
The size of the microalgae could determine the ingestion rate by the metanauplius A.
In our laboratory study, embryos sampled in early September were at the prenauplius/nauplius stage (stage 6 to 7) at -1 [degrees]C and at the metanauplius stage (stage 9) at 6 [degrees]C.
Lawrence, Canada (Moriyasu and Lanteigne, 1998) Stage # Morphometric development stage 1 prefuniculus 2 funiculus 3 cleavage and blastula 4 gastrula 5 lateral ectodermal band 6 prenauplius 7 nauplius 8 maxilliped formation 9 metanauplius 10 late metanauplius 11 eye pigment formation 12 chromataphore formation 13 reduced yolk 14 prehatching
Then, as the larva grows, it goes through a series of larval stages (called metanauplius, calyptopis, and furcilia--several stages of each).
1] conjuntamente con los rotiferos, los cuales se reducen progresivamente hasta el dia 20, momento a partir del cual se comienza a alimentar con metanauplius de Artemia enriquecidos a razon de 1 a 3 metanauplius [mL.
The denticulate teeth of the basal endite are used primarily for grasping and holding a captured metanauplius.