Ovalipes ocellatus (lady crab) zoeae

Ovalipes2_big copyOvalipes ocellatus (lady crab zoea)

Collected 5 km offshore from Chincoteague, VA. Depths of 5-7 meters. Caught using an epibenthic sled (365 micrometer mesh). Summer 2005

Notes: Ovalipes zoeae are common in these collections.

Ovalipes telson 6 ps w arrow BIG

Ovalipes zoea (telson) Note the lateral spines (arrow)on the posterior abdominal segments just before the telson.

Also note the spination pattern on the inside of the telson.

 

Collected by: William S. Johnson, Goucher College