Atergatopsis signatus   (Adams & White,  1849) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Size: Max length 12.0 cm CW (male)

Entire body smooth and glabrous. Carapace is transversely rounded quadrilateral; regions are well defined by broadish grooves. Antero-lateral borders 4 lobed. The first male pleopod has subterminally, along the inner border, 4 long simple setae preceded by minute spinules. The part of the appendage beyond the insertion of the long setae, is flattened and has a blunt rounded tip. On the ventral side of the appendage are a number of minute spinules irregularly arranged.


Synonym (s)
Carpilius signatus Adams and White, 1848

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• SEYCHELLES

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
  • Digitalarchives.tw Available at - http://catalog.digitalarchives.tw/dacs5/System/Main.jsp
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-11-19

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