Macrophthalmus latipes   Borradaile,  1906 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

The front very strongly bent downwards; the upper edge of the orbit slightly sinuous, slanting so much backwards that the sharp thorn at its outer angle lies far behind the level of front.

Carapace length is five-eighth of its breadth. There is no stridulating organ. The anterolateral edge with one blunt tooth behind the orbital angle and faint traces of two mounds behind this tooth. Eyes outreaching the orbital angle by more than a third of their length. Chelipeds small, simple in shape, with one blunt tooth on the movable finger and no thorn on the inside of palm. Walking legs with a spine near the end of the upper edge of the meropodites and long slender end joints, except in the case of the hinder most pair, where the last joints are broad and flattened.

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Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep 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 -

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