Glabropilumnus sodalis   Alcock,  1898 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Description
Carapace broad, length about two-third of breadth, very strongly convex, perfectly smooth, without any indication of regions, its margins smooth, entire. Front nearly vertically deflexed, edge cleft in the middle line. Eyes large, supra-orbital margin without any suture lines. Chelipeds a little unequal; the upper and outer surfaces of the carpus and hand of the smaller cheliped covered with prickly granules, but in the larger cheliped the granulation has a very much worn appearance; fingers hardly hollowed at tip. Legs somewhat hairy; none of the joints are carinate though some have prickly granules on the upper surface.


Synonym (s)
Liomera sodalis Alcock, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA

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:2010-11-11

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