Contributions to Zoology, 79 (2) – 2010

First report of developmental changes inside the eggs of the Chinese freshwater crab, Sinopotamon yangtsekiense Bott, 1967 (Potamoidea, Potamidae), with comments on its evolutionary significance

Junzeng Xue1, Yan Liu1, Neil Cumberlidge2, Huixian Wu1,3

1.  Key Laboratory of Exploration and Utilization of Aquatic Genetic Resources, Shanghai Ocean University, Ministry of Education, 999 Hucheng Ring Road, Shanghai 201306, China

2.  Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, USA

3. hxwu@shou.edu.cn

Keywords: embryonic development, true freshwater crab, China