Chlorodiella laevissima   (Dana,  1852) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Color: Orange red or brownish.

The last antero-lateral tooth is apparently smaller than the proceeding ones. The fourth antero-lateral tooth is extremely small or rudimentary; Surface of carapace smooth, not areolated.

Carapace hexagonal, a little tumid, its surface perfectly smooth without trace of regions or areole. First lobe of antero-lateral border almost obsolete, last tooth very small, the third tooth much the largest and most prominent. Anterior edge of arm without a spine. Last three joints of the legs with a few scattered long fine bristles – no hair. Fingers very strongly arched.


Synonym (s)
Chlorodius laevissimus Dana, 1852
Menippe martensii Krauss, 1843
Chlorodiella laevissima f. robusta Serene, 1984
Chlorodius laevissima Dana, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kensley, B (1981) On the Zoogeography of Southern Afrian Decapod Crustacea, with a distributional checklist of the species Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 338 23377 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
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  • Sankarankutty, C. (1962) On Decapoda Brachyura from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands : 2. Family Xanthidae Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 4(1) 121-150 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/911/1/Article_11.pdf
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
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