Thalamita tenuipes   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Description
Infra-orbital border spiny. The dactylus of the walking legs has broad reddish bands alternating with narrow white bands. Presence of bristles on the inner border of first pleopod of male.

Carapace transverse ridges are prominent. The median frontal teeth are about as broad as the submedian teeth. Basal joint of antenna has a short crest consisting of two large teeth fused at bases. Chelipeds of male equal, smooth, with a few scattered warts and scanty hairs. On the wrist are two ridges, and three spines, at the inner angle one spine, outside the hand two distinct ridges, with another less distinct above them; on the upper side two pairs of spines. Fingers as long as palm, slender, hooked at tip, grooved within and without. Line between 6th and 7th abdominal terga vary slightly concave.

This species closely allied to Thalamita imparimana, but separated from it by the above characters.


Synonym (s)
Thalamita tenuipes Borradaile, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy 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
  • Sankarankutty, C (1961) On some crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Laccadive Archipelago Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 3(1-2) 120-136 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf

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