Eucrate crenata var. dentata   Stimpson,  1858 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Anterolateral borders cut into four teeth (including the orbital angle) of which the 2nd and 4th are hardly distinguishable; front with the median notch almost obsolete; dactylus of last pair of legs palmulate.
Carapace smooth, its length about 5/6th of its breadth. The front is entire, the median notch being inconspicuous or absent. The outer orbital angle and the third tooth of the antero-lateral borders are large and acute, while the 2nd and 4th teeth are quite inconspicuous. Chelipeds less than twice the length of the carapace, not much longer than the legs, especially in the female. Legs smooth, the last 3 joints more or less ciliated, in the 4th (last) pair the propodite and dactylus are broader and more compressed than the other legs.

Synonym (s)
Heteroplax dentatus Stimpson, 1858

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• West Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Vaighai Estuary INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -

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