Elamena cristatipes   Gravely,  1927 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Hymenosomatidae

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Description
Size: Length of carapace 6.5 mm; breadth of carapace 5.0 mm

Carapace flat, weakly calcified. Male genital openings on last thoracic sternite.
Carapace pyriform with rounded front. The walking legs are flattened, with a prominent crest at the distal part of the upper surface of the second and third joints. The dactylus is curved, its lower edge is sharp and it is provided with two curved teeth at the tip. The anterior male appendage is sinuous and is split to form two whip-like tips. They do not bear hairs.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Coast INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.55) INDIA (Record: 05/2006) (Depth: -(10-15) mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Harbour INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• East Coast 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
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sankarankutty, C (1966) On Decapoda Brachyura from the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 347-362 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2394/1/Article_32.pdf
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7950/1/Dineshbabu-Fishing_Chimes_30(10%2611).pdf

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