Arcania tuberculata   Bell,  1855 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Leucosiidae

Description
Carapace sub-globular with an abruptly prominent bidentate front; closely covered everywhere, except in the anterior half of the front. The chelipeds, even in the adult male, are not 1 2/3 times the length of the carapace. The arms are elegantly granular. The wrists have a few granules and on their other surface a tooth. The hands are nearly smooth. The fingers are little shorter than the hand. The legs are slender and perfectly smooth. The marginal spines and denticles are covered with secondary granules in all or part of their extent.


Synonym (s)
Arcania tubercluata Bell, 1855
Arcania laevimana White, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Sankarankutty, C (1962) On decapoda brachyura from the Andaman and Nicobar islands 3. Families: Calappidae. Leucosiidae, Parthenopidae, Maiidae, and Gecarcinidae Journal of the marine biological association of India. The marine biological association of India 4(1) 151-164 Available at - NIO, Goa

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