Liomera monticulosa   (A. Milne Edwards,  1873) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Ambulatory legs are nodular, or with granulated lobules. 1M and 2M are separated. 1L, 2L, 3L and 6L are respectively well defined. Carapace strongly convex, its whole surface intricately cut up, by deep grooves, into many small strongly convex lobules, the surface of which is pitted and granular, so as to give the carapace as a whole a somewhat worm eaten appearance. The legs also have the extensors surfaces of the long joints granular and nodular. The outer surface of the wrist is nodular. The outer surface of the hand is granular and furrowed. The antero-lateral borders are very distinctly four-lobed. The space between the gastric region and the posterior border of the carapace is broken by two deep transverse grooves, the space between the grooves being cupids bow shaped. A transverse groove also cuts off a narrow piece from the posterior extreme of the mesogastric lobule.


Synonym (s)
Carpilodes monticulosus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873
Carpilodes cariosus Alcock, 1898
Carpilodes monticulosa A. Milne-Edwards, 1873

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• 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
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa

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