Micippa parca   Alcock,  1895 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Majidae

Description
Two small pearl like tubercles embedded in the posterior margin, with a group of small spinules between them.

This species differ from Micippa margaritifera in the following characters: The middle "pearl" like tubercles on the posterior border is replaced by a group of spinules, and in which the meropodites of the ambulatory legs are even more broadly foliaceous.


Synonym (s)
Micippa margaritifera var. parca Alcock, 1895

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES

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:2010-11-01

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