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Table 3 Age and size ranges of M. lar larvae

From: Complete larval development of the Monkey River Prawn Macrobrachium lar (Palaemonidae) using a novel greenwater technique

Stage Age (Day of first appearance) Carapace length (mm) Total length (mm)
Zoea I 1 0.25 ± 0.20 0.8 ± 0.21
Zoea II 3 0.35 ± 0.10 1.1 ± 0.32
Zoea III 7 0.40 ± 0.10 1.2 ± 0.25
Zoea IV 9 0.45 ± 0.15 1.3 ± 0.38
Zoea V 11 0.50 ± 0.20 1.5 ± 0.28
Zoea VI 16 0.70 ± 0.15 2.7 ± 0.36
Zoea VII 20 0.65 ± 0.25 2.9 ± 0.42
Zoea VIII 23 0.80 ± 0.22 3.2 ± 0.31
Zoea IX 26 1.18 ± 0.12 4.15 ± 0.29
Zoea X 31 1.20 ± 0.15 4.2 ± 0.32
Zoea XI 39 1.20 ± 0.18 4.4 ± 0.28
Zoea XII 45 1.65 ± 0.26 5.0 ± 0.37
Zoea XIII 48 1.80 ± 0.32 5.4 ± 0.41
Decapodid 77 2.25 ± 0.38 6.2 ± 0.63