Neptunus (Neptunus) sanguinolentus   (Herbst)  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Description
Length of carapace: 43 mm.
Breadth of carapace (excluding the last lateral spines): 76 mm.
Length of cheliped: 94 mm.

Color: Dark grey, three blood-red spots ringed with white posteriorly.

The antero-lateral borders are cut into nine teeth, of which the last is the largest. There is no spine on the posterior border of the arm of the chelipeds.
The anterior male abdominal appendages are quite straight and have no sharp bend near the tip. The margins in the distal part are beset with somewhat stout spines.


Synonym (s)
Portunus (Neptunus) sanguinolentus De Haan, 1850
Portunus sanguinolentus Suvatti, 1950
Neptunus sanguinolentus Miers, 1876
Neptunus (Neptunus) sanguinolentus Lanchester, 1900
Lupa sanguinolenta Barnard, 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Persian Gulf
• Red Sea
• Natal SOUTH AFRICA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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:2010-11-02

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