Litocheira angustifrons   Alcock,  1903 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Litocheiridae

Description
Size: Length of carapace 9.4 mm; breadth of carapace 11.8 mm; breadth of front 3.6 mm

Color: Dirty light brownish. Fingers white or light brown

This species is distinguished by the carapace being two-third as long as broad, the antero-lateral borders being arched and cut into three teeth.
The anterior male abdominal appendages have the apex bent outwards and considerably upwards. Just behind the tip on the outer side is a tuft of long hairs decreasing in size distally, and a few minute spinules on the inner border.


Synonym (s)
Litocheira angustifrons Alcock, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• MALDIVES
• Mergui Archipelago MYANMAR

Literature Source(s)
  • Agarwal, VC and Alfred, JRB (1999) Handbook: Whales, dolphins and dugong from Indian seas ZSI, Calcutta 150 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-16

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