Lophozozymus dodone   (Herbst,  1801) (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Carapace smooth with the regions very faintly indicated and with very few and faint traces of lobulation, sometimes a few lank hairs on the antero-lateral border. The crest like antero-lateral borders is trenchant and somewhat cockled, and is cut into 4 shallow, slightly convex beyond the orbits and a little emarginate in the middle line. Chelipeds equal. Outer surface of wrist and hand finely granulate or rugose under the lens. Upper edge of arm crested but not foliaceously expanded. Both upper and lower edge of hand crested. Fingers very short and stumpy, pointed. Legs smooth, upper edge of merus, carpus and propodite crested and having a few scattered hairs; also a few scattered hairs on the surface and lower edge of propodites.

Synonym (s)
Cancer dodone Herbst, 1801
Xantho nitidus Dana, 1852
Atergatis elegans Heller, 1862
Atergatis lateralis White, 1848
Xantho lamelligera White, 1848
Xantho radiatus H. Milne Edwards, 1834

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi NC (2007) Brachyuran diversity in coastal ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 4(2) 169-192 Available at - NIO,Goa

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