Neptunus (Neptunus) pelagicus   Linnaeus  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Description
Length of carapace: 57 mm
Breadth of carapace: 167 mm

Color in the male, pinkish purple, with extensive irregular white spots, the tips of the chelae and the distal segments of the legs purple; female sand-coloured.

The anterior male abdominal appendages are quite straight and have no sharp bend near the tip. The margins in the distal part are beset with a larger number of spines than in Neptunus (Neptunus) sanguinolentus


Synonym (s)
Portunus (Neptunus) pelagicus De Hann 1850
Portunus (Portunus) pelagicus Rathbun 1923
Portunus pelagicus Montgomery 1931
Neptunus pelagicus Miers 1876
Neptunus (Neptunus) pelagicus Lanchester 1900
Lupa pelagica Barnard 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Thane Bassein Creek System (Lat: 19.17) (Long: 72.92) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Natal SOUTH AFRICA
• Zanzibar TANZANIA
• MOZAMBIQUE
• MADAGASCAR
• INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Mergui Archipelago MYANMAR
• SRI LANKA

Literature Source(s)
  • Johnson, NF (2002) Hymenoptera name server version 0.03 Ohio State University, USA Available at - http://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu:8880/hymenoptera/nomenclator.home_page
  • Krishnamurti, AJ and Nair, VR (1999) Concentration of metals in shrimps and crabs Thane-Bassein creek system, Maharashtra Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 28 92-95 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Paulson, O (1961) Studies on Crustacea of the Red Sea The Israel Program for Scientific Translations 1-164 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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