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Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington—Nos. 78, 79 and 80


This family is represented in New Zealand waters by a single species, Ogyrides delli Yaldwyn, 1971. Early larvae of O. delli have been reared by the author, although they have not yet been described formally.

The only larvae of an ogyridid which have been described in the literature are those of O. limicola Williams, 1955, described by Sandifer (1974). The larvae of both O. delli and O. limicola are similar in many respects to those of the Hippolytidae. O. delli larvae should easily be identified by substituting the following for characters 1-4 given above for the Hippolytidae: