Ebalia maldivensis   Borradaile,  1903 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Leucosiidae

Description
Front prominent rather deeply bilobed; Carapace somewhat broader than long.

The anterolateral edge with three projections, of which the hinder most is the smallest. The middle region of the carapace raised above the rest; bearing a large mound in the hinder part and a horseshoe of 8 smaller mounds in front, the smaller mounds varying greatly in distinctness in different specimens. The hind edge evenly arched; the body and limbs granular all over. The chelipeds of simple shape, without thorns or teeth. The fingers slender, grooved, as long as the somewhat swollen palm.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-08

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