Glabropilumnus dispar   (Dana,  1852) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

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Description
Carapace broad, transversely oval, little convex or quite flat, the regions not demarcated. Anterolateral border arched, shorter than postero-lateral border, obscurely divided into four very shallow lobes. Front rather broad, much more than a fourth the greatest breadth of the carapace, separated from the orbit by a notch, excised in the middle line and having the outer angles pronounced. Orbital margin entire, the upper and lower inner angels almost in contact. Basal antennal joint very short, the next joint reaches the front. Chelipeds massive unequal in both sexes, the fingers ponted, not hollowed.


Synonym (s)
Pseudozius dispar Dana, 1852
Pilumnus nitidus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873
Xantho dispar Dana, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.68) (Long: 73.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

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
  • Rao, GS; Suseelan, C and Kathirvel, M (1989) Crustacean resources of the Lakshadweep islands Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 72-76 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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