Portunus (Portunus) sanguinolentus   (Herbst,  1783) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Image copyrights: S. Ajmal Khan and S. Ravichandran

Description
Size: 150mm across carapace.

Common species occurring both in the inshore an brackish water regions and breeds during February-April. Crabs measuring between 20-140mm across carapace support the commercial fishery of the inshore waters.


Synonym (s)
Lupa sanguinolentus (Herbst)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• West coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.16) (Long: 85.83) INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 89.83) INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Kerala, Kollam, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 05/2005-04/2006)
• Kerala, Ernakulam, Murambam INDIA (Record: 05/2005-04/2006)
• Kerala, Malappurram, Ponnani INDIA (Record: 05/2005-04/2006)
• Kerala, Kozhikode, Puthiyappa (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 76) INDIA (Record: 05/2005-04/2006)
• Kerala, Kannur, Azhikkal INDIA (Record: 05/2005-04/2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Khan, SA and Ravichandran, S Brachyuran crabs UNU OpenCourseWare - Training course on mangroves and biodiversity Available at - http://ocw.unu.edu/international-network-on-water-environment-and-health/unu-inweh-course-1-mangroves/Brachyuran-crabs.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, PV; Thomas, MM; and Rao, GS (1973) The Crab fishery resources of India Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute,Cochin-11 579-591 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2754/1/Article_43.pdf
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2008) Checklist and distribution of Brachyuran crabs of West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 5(2) 191-214 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, AB; Kumar, MS; Raffi, SM and Khan, SA (2007) Diversity of brachyuran crabs associated with trawl by-catch in Kerala coast, India Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries For the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kochi, India 54(3) 283-290 Available at - http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJF/article/download/6942/2675

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