Charybdis (Goniosoma) orientalis   (Dana)  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Length of carapace: 29 mm
Breadth of carapace: 46 mm

Color of carapace mottled gray brown, spines tipped brown, fingers of chelipeds dark red, tips brownish, extreme tips white, alternate dark and light grey-brown stripes on legs

This species is distinguished by the presence of one ridge on the posterior half of each branchial region, and the rudimentary nature of the second tooth on the antero-lateral borders. The posterior border of the propodite of the last pair of legs is serrated. The sixth male abdominal segment is almost square with the anterior angles rounded.

Synonym (s)
Goniosoma orientale Henderson 1893
Charybdis (Goniosoma) orientalis Alcock 1899
Charybdis (Charybdis) orientalis Leene 1938
Charybdis orientalis Sakai 1939

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Pedro Shoal SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Arakan Coast MYANMAR

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 -

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