Heteropilumnus inermis   Borradaile,  1906 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Description
Carapace is almost square, smooth, hairless and microscopically pitted. The front arched gently, but with a shallow bay in the middle. The chelipeds short and stout, with one sharp tooth at the inner angle of wrist and a faint ridge along the lower part of the outside of the hand the walking legs stout, with broad end joints and a beard of hair on the hinder edge of the last two joints.


Synonym (s)
Litocheira inermis Borradaile, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES

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:2010-11-12

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