Histological Study on the Development of Digestive System in Zoeal Stages of Mud Crab (Scylla olivacea)

Authors

  • Pattanee Jantrarotai Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • Nopparat Srakaew Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • Anong Sawanyatiputi Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

Keywords:

Scylla olivacea, mud crab, histological study, digestive system, zoea

Abstract

Histological study of the digestive system was conducted in the zoeal stages (zoea 1- zoea5) of mud crabs (Scylla olivacea). The results showed that the digestive system of zoeae could be divided into three parts; foregut, midgut and hindgut. For the foregut, the gastric mill was not present in the cardiac stomach. The gland filter, anterior midgut caeca and posterior midgut caeca were not developed in the first and the early second zoeal stage. However, in the third zoea stage, these structures were developed and progressively increased in the later zoeal stage. The midgut gland or hepatopancreas was developed throughout the zoeal stages (zoea 1- zoea 5). This result showed the complexity of hepatopancreas , the more branched and larger size of this structure were found in the later zoeal stage.

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Published

2005-12-31

How to Cite

Pattanee Jantrarotai, Nopparat Srakaew, and Anong Sawanyatiputi. 2005. “Histological Study on the Development of Digestive System in Zoeal Stages of Mud Crab (Scylla Olivacea)”. Agriculture and Natural Resources 39 (4). Bangkok, Thailand:666-71. https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/anres/article/view/243431.

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Research Article