Leucosia maldivensis   Borradaile,  1903 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Leucosiidae

Description
Carapace sub-circular, covered with flattened granules which in the branchial regions pass into minute, flat-topped spines. A large hollow in the carapace on each side just behind the front and a ridge separating these hollows and running back to the gastric region, where it bears 5 knobs, 2 knobs one behind another on the cardiac region, and a blunt knob at each end of the hind margin. The chelipeds about as long as carapace, granular, the granules being smallest on the hand. The fingers longer than the palms, furrowed, slender, with long end-joints.


Synonym (s)
Leucosilia maldivensis Borradaile, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-16

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