Phalangipus indicus   (Leach,  1815) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Epialtidae

Description
Size: 14.5-33.5 mm.

P. indicus is easily distinguished from P. longipes by the longer rostrum, closed orbit, and acuminate, naked sternal spines of the male. Males are also easily distinguished by the strongly curved first pleopod.

Synonym (s)
Cancer longipes Herbst, 1788
Egeria herbstii H. Milne-Edwards, 1834
Egeria indica Leach, 1815

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 15.06) (Long: 95.85) INDIA

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
  • 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:2010-11-10

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