Myra intermedia   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Leucosiidae

Description
The posterior margin consists of three spines and are sharp. The hand is short and the movable finger almost exactly equals the outer edge of the hand in length.

Carapace rather sparsely covered with granules, which are smaller than in Myra brevimana except on the intestinal region and the base of large hinder spine, where they are coarse and close set. A keel present in the middle of the back and is more closely granular than the field on either side of it. The tooth on the hinder part of the upper of the two lines which define the hepatic facet is almost lost. The front hardly projects to the same level as the outer tooth of the branching channel; it is widely, but not very deeply, notched. The middle spine of posterior margin is longest and is somewhat up curved at the tip, which is free from granules.

They are found in associated with sponge.


Synonym (s)
Myra intermedia Borradaile, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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

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