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n. pl. zo·e·ae (-ē′ē) or zo·e·as
A larval form of crabs and certain other decapod crustaceans, characterized by thoracic appendages used for swimming and often one or more spines on the carapace.

[New Latin, from Greek zōē, life; see azo-.]

zo·e′al adj.


(zəʊˈiːə) or


n, pl zoeae, zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː) , zoeas or zoaeas
(Zoology) the free-swimming larva of a crab or related crustacean, which has well-developed abdominal appendages and may bear one or more spines
[C20: New Latin, from Greek zōē life]


(zoʊˈi ə)

n., pl. -e•ae (-ˈi i) -e•as.
the free-swimming larva of certain decapod crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace.
[1820–30; < New Latin, appar. extended form of zoe, in same sense < Greek zōḗ life]
zo•e′al, adj.
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Survivals to second-stage zoeae and to megalopae were highest at salinities of 20-38 and 26-38, respectively.
Brachyuran larval culture and subsequent description will lead to correct identification of planktonic zoeae obtained from marine samples.
Nothing is known of the diet of jumbo squid paralarvae, but amphipods, copepods, and crab zoeae have been found in the digestive tracts of purpleback squid paralarvae (Vecchione, 1991); these and other zooplankton, as well as phytoplankton, also have been found in paralarvae of another ommastrephid, Illex argentinus (Vidal and Haimovici, 1998).
Active, newly-hatched zoeae were collected en masse, counted, and transferred into cylindrical fiberglass tanks (1.
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This study compared survivorship and development of Pachygrapsus crassipes zoeae brooded in two southern California embayments and an exposed coastal habitat and cultured in corresponding waters under laboratory conditions.
Perez & Moreno 1991, Carrillo & Cruz 1992, Gonzalez 1995), only its reproductive biology has been addressed in depth as a result of an increase in the experimental use of its zoeae larvae in aquaculture (Carro et al.
For every fifth capelin specimen, all prey items were identified according to broad taxonomic groups: Copepoda, Amphipoda, Euphausia, Pteropoda, molluscan veligers, brachyuran zoeae, Larvaecea, Cladocera, Chaetognatha, Isopoda, and fish eggs and larvae.
Females spawn on the continental shelf at about 30 m of depth, where larvae develop, passing through several changes in feeding habitats, behavior, and physical stages (nauplii, zoeae, myses) (Dobkin, 1961; Ewald, 1965; Jones et al.
The survival rates of second zoeae and megalopae were significantly greater at 5-16[degrees]C and 5-14[degrees]C, respectively.
During rearing, paralarvae were fed with recently hatched crab zoeae (see Hernandez-Garcia et al.