Xantho (Lophoxanthus) scaberrimus baccalipes   Alcock  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

Description
Size: Length of carapace: 45 mm.
Breadth of carapace: 60 mm.

Color: A deep brick-red. Fingers of chelipeds dark brown in their basal half, white at the tips.

This variety is distinguished by the worn appearance of the tubercles on the carapace and chelipeds; the dorsal surfaces of the arm of the chelipeds and meropodites of the legs are covered with a row of berry like teeth.
There is a tendency for the antero-lateral borders to continue beneath the orbits to the angles of the buccal cavern, as in Medaeus. The anterior male abdominal appendages are thin, covered with backward projecting spinules, five of which are situated close together near the tip where, also are about 16 barbed hairs.


Synonym (s)
Xantho (Lophoxanthus) scaberrimus var. baccalipes Alcock, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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:2010-11-25

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