Relative growth of the second pereiopod in Macrobrachium olfersi (Wiegmann, 1836) (Decapoda, Palaemonidae)

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RELATIVE GROWTH OF THE SECOND PEREIOPOD IN MACROBRACHIUM OLFERSI (WIEGMANN, 1836) (DECAPODA, PALAEMONIDAE) BY EMERSON C. MOSSOLIN 1 / and SÉRGIO L. S. BUENO 2 / (ECM & SLSB) Depto. de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão # 101, Travessa 14, CEP 05508-900 São Paulo, Brazil ABSTRACT The heterochelous condition of the second pair of pereiopods in both male and female Macro- brachium olfersi from São Sebastião, Brazil, was investigated by means of quantitative analysis. A positive allometric growth of the propodus (length and height) was observed for males and fe- males, either juveniles or

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