Platymaia alcocki   Rathbun,  1918 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Szie: 58.4 mm.

In the approximation of the branchial regions medially, the position of the spines, particularly a protogastric ridge with two spines or tubercles, the elongation of the chelae of the adult male, and the presence of scattered spines on the abdomen of the female. In all but the smallest specimens (1 ♂, 16.1 mm, 2 ♀ ♀, 16.4, 16.9 mm) the supraorbital eave bears one to five spinules or small tubercles laterally.

Synonym (s)
Platymaia wyvillethomsoni Wood-Mason & Alcock, 1891

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman sea 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 -
  • Nagoya Port Foundation Available at -

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