Liomera rugata   (H. Milne Edwards,  1834) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Surface of carapace uniformly covered with granules which are visible to the naked eye and on the antero-lateral parts of the carapace are vesiculous. The upper and outer surfaces of the wrist, hand, and of the corresponding joints of the legs are closely granular to the naked eye, the granules of the hand being arranged in longitudinal series. The frontal and supra-orbital borders are cut off from the rest of the carapace by sinuous groove which also includes the two front lobes of the four-lobed antero-lateral border, and the gastric region is longitudinally 5-lobular. All the lobules are strongly convex. The cardiac region is not defined, and there is no lobulation of the posterior moiety of the carapace.


Synonym (s)
Zozymus rugatus H. Milne Edwards, 1834
Carpilodes rugatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• 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
  • Florida Museum of Natural History Available at - http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.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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