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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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These authors observed maximum survival percentages when salinity increased, while at salinity levels as low as 26, the zoeae did not survive to the post-larvae stage at culture temperatures.
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).
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These nauplii feed on yolk reserves within their body and then undergo a metamorphosis into zoeae.
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Active, newly-hatched zoeae were collected en masse, counted, and transferred into cylindrical fiberglass tanks (1.
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