Myra brevimana   Alcock,  1896 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Front projecting well beyond the free edge of the branchial channels, shaped like Leucosia. Hand hardly two-fifths the length of the carapace. Finger as long as the hand.

Carapace much more convex, ovoid in the male and subglobular in the female. Surface of carapace granular. Front is much more deeply and acutely bidentate. The tooth on the posterior part of the upper of the two lines that defines the hepatic facet is almost as large and prominent as that on the lower. The chelipeds are quite similar in both sexes, and the hands are stout cheliped are twice the length of the carapace. The hand is hardly two-fifths the length of the carapace (without spine), is more than half as broad as long and somewhat inflated. The fingers are as long as the hand, the dactylus being plainly longer than the outer border of the hand. Strong terminal tooth on the long penultimate piece of the male.

The prominent front, the stout chelipeds, and the short inflated hands are characters by which the species is easily recognized.

Synonym (s)
Myra brevimana Alcock, 1896

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Muddy


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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 -
  • 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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