Ebalia erosa   (A. Milne Edwards,  1873) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Front much produced; Carapace markedly longer than broad.

Carapace piriform, with a produced narrow bidentate front from which a prominent ridge runs straight back to the cardiac region. On the posterior half of the carapace there are some large symmetrically disposed tubercles, usually about 9 in number (3 on either branchial region and 3 on the cardiac region) and sometimes more or less confluent. The tubercles, the tumid intestinal region, and sometimes also the intervening hollows, are crisply granular. The buccal cavern is elongate. The chelipeds in both sexes are little longer than the carapace, and are rather slender, they are finely granular, especially the arms. The hand is a little broader at its proximal than at its distal end, where it is about half as longer broad. The fingers are little more than half the length of the hand.

The space between the lower edge of the orbit and the edge of the buccal frame is much reduced as in Ebalia sagittifera.

Synonym (s)
Phlyxia erosa A. Milne Edwards, 1873

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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

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