Liomera margaritata   (A. Milne Edwards,  1873) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: Guido T. Poppe & Philippe Poppe

Color: Red, fingers black.

Carapace and chelipeds are thickly covered with fine granules. 2M is longitudinally divided. 1M and 2M are continuous, but 1L + 2L + 3L and 4L, 5L, 6L are respectively well defined and not transversely dilated.

Carapace and legs covered with pearly granules plainly visible to the naked eye. The carapace is much lobulate, the anterior branchial lobe being itself trilobulate, and the region behind the gastric region being crossed transversely by a furrow. The antero-lateral borders are indistinctly four-lobed. The hands are not longitudinally furrowed.

Synonym (s)
Carpilodes margaritatus A. Milne Edwards, 1873
Carpilodes diodoreus Nobili, 1905
Carpilodes striatus De Man, 1888
Chlorodius exiguus Targioni-Tozzetti, 1877

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-11-16

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