Charybdis (Goniosoma) lucifera   (Fabricius)  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Description
Length of carapace: 51 mm
Breadth of carapace: 82 mm
Length of cheliped: 132 mm

Color: Yellowish brown with two large white spots on either branchial region, chelipeds scarlet pink, the tips light brown, extreme tips whitish

A sharply dentiform lobule at the outer end of the lower border of the orbit is characteristic of this species.
The posterior border of the propodite of the last pair of legs is serrated throughout. The sixth male abdominal segment has its sides parallel or even slightly divergent in at least two-third of its extent.
The anterior male abdominal appendages, there is no bend near the fringe of hairs on the distal part of the outer margin also.


Synonym (s)
Portunus (Oceanus) dentatus de Haan 1850
Goniosoma luciferum Henderson 1893
Charybdis (Goniosoma) quadrimaculata Alcock 1899
Charybdis (Goniosoma) lucifera Delsman and de Man 1925
Charybdis (Charybdis) luciferae Leene
Charybdis lucifer Sakai 1939

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Java INDONESIA

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:15-04-09

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