Uca dussumieri   (H. Milne Edwards,  1852) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Ocypodidae

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Description
External orbital angles sharply projecting antero-externally. Posterolateral facets markedly concave. Anterior pleopod of male with its apical process short and broadish, with a short accessory process.

The regions of the carapace are strongly defined and the raised lines that bound the dorsal plane of the carapace on each side are more curved, less rapidly convergent and less distinct in their posterior part. The front, measured between the base of the eyestalks, is about a fifteenth the greatest breadth of the carapace, and its moulded and bevelled edges together take up more than two-thirds of its breadth. In the large cheliped the arm is longer and more slender, both the oblique granular ridges on the inner surface of the palm are very strongly defined, and the fingers may be fully 3 times the length of the upper border of the palm. These large fingers are broader and thinner, their tips are somewhat hooked and have no enlarged tooth near them. The merus of the last pair of legs though it is compressed and somewhat broadened, is not a short foliaceous joint.


Synonym (s)
Gelasimus dussumieri H. Milne-Edwards, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Hut Bay (Lat: 10.64) (Long: 92.57) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Butler Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Netaji Nagar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Nanjappa Nagar INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) 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
  • Yungan Township Office Available at - http://www.yungan.gov.tw/en/index.html
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2005) Brachyuran diversity of coral reef ecosystems in India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 220-231 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Saravanakumar, A; Serebiah, JS; Thivakaran, GA and Rajkumar, M (2007) Benthic macrofaunal assemblage in the arid zone mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh – Gujarat Journal of Ocean University of China Ocean University of China 6(3) 303 -309 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11802-007-0303-3
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi NC (2007) Brachyuran diversity in coastal ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 4(2) 169-192 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Sahu, MK; Murugan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2006) Crustacean resources of the coral reef environment of the little Andaman island, India Fishing Chimes 26(6) 56-59 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa

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