Tetralia rubridactyla   Garth,  1971 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Tetraliidae

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Description
Frontal margin arched, evenly denticulate, indistinctly separated from supraorbital angle. Anterior angle of merus of cheliped prominently crested distally, dentate. Merus and carpus of cheliped dark brown distally, dorsal surface of dactyl orange red.

Carapace rounded. Frontal margin arched, evenly denticulate. Front continuous with crenate superior orbital angle. Postorbital angle unobtrusive. Lower margin of antennular fossa sinuous. Anterior margin of buccal frame slightly concave. Distal half of endopod of first maxilliped rectangular, anterior margin bearing few setae. Anterior margin of cheliped merus distinctly crested, dentate. First male pleopod curved, distally fringed with setae.

Obligate symbionts of Acropora Corals.


Synonym (s)
Tetralia glaberrima rubridactyla Garth, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/

Page last updated on:2011-09-09

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