cyrtopia stage

cyrtopia stage
Fifth larval stage in euphausiaceans in which antennae no longer serve for locomotion [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Euphausiacea):
Formerly considered 5th larval stage with antennae no longer used in locomotion; currently included in furcilia stage [McLaughlin, 1980].

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