Pilumnus maldivensis   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Image copyrights: L.A. Borradaile

Description
Carapace convex both fore and aft and from side to side, smooth, pubescent and hairy, the regions faintly marked; the lower rim of orbit finely toothed, the upper rim smooth with traces of two notches.

The front middle lobes prominent, the outer lobes very small. The anterolateral edge short with three spiniform teeth and a spine on the orbital angle. The chelipeds unequal, granular and hairy outside. A small bare patch at the base of the fingers and along the lower edge of the greater hand; finger moderately long, smooth. The walking legs of moderate length and stoutness hairy and pubescent, and without thorns on the meropodites.


Synonym (s)
Pilumnus maldivensis Borradaile, 1902

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MALDIVES
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/brachyuran/index.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Life of the Maldives and Laccadives : Gardiner's 1899-1900 Expedition Available at - http://maldivesnlaccadives.lifedesks.org/

Page last updated on:2011-09-09

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