Spider Crab– (Libinia sp.) zoea
Collected: In a saltmarsh creek,North Inlet, Georgetown, SC Summer 2015
Notes: Eurypanopeus is one of the most common mud crabs along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, especially in lower salinities. However, this specimen was collected in a salinity of about 30.
ID notes: This zoea has short lateral spines on the carapace- not visible in this view. The relative lengths of the dorsal spine and rostrum are about equal. The shape and spination pattern of the telson are diagnostic.
Telson of the zoea of the flatback mud crab Eurypanopeus .