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The life cycle of the New Zealand pea crab. Juvenile and adult crabs live within green-lipped mussels, but the larval stages are free-swimming. Jessica Feickert (Leigh Marine Laboratory) recently identified the second and third zoea, megalopa and 1st juvenile stages for the first time.