Hyastenus convexus   Miers,  1884 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Epialtidae

Description
There is no epibranchial and intestinal spine. Carapace narrower. The palm is slenderer and the fingers much less gaping. The horns are more slender and diverge more strongly curving as well as slanting outwards. There is no trace of a knob on the gastric mound, which is also more prominent.

This species has close affinities with Hyastenus calvarius and differ from the above characters.


Synonym (s)
Hyastenus (Chorilia) convexus Miers, 1884
Hyastenus tuberculosus Rathbun, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MALAYSIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Griffin, DJG (1974) Spider Crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majidae) from the International Indian Ocean Expedition, 1963-1964 Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 182 12785 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

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