Decapod Larvae

Different larval stages of a range of different decapods.  Because of their complex life history many of the larval stages of different taxa were originally classified together as groups of their own.  Some lobster species have over twenty different larval stages.  Examples that are of note on this chart are the nauplius (1) of copepods, the zoea (10 & 11) of crabs, and the phyllosoma (3) of lobsters.