Leptodius crassimanus   Milne-Edwards  1867 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Length of carapace: 26 mm
Breadth of carapace: 41 mm
Breadth of front: 8 mm

Color: Dirty yellow or grey, fingers of chelipeds black with whitish tips.

This species is distinguished by the narrow front with the edges of its lobes deeply concave, so that it appears to be quadridentate and the antero-lateral borders cut in to five teeth.
The anterior male abdominal appendage is curved, and has its tip flat and arrow-headed and covered with long spines.

Synonym (s)
Leptodius crassimanus Haswell 1882
Xantho (Leptodius) crassimanus Alcock 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA (Record: 1966)

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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Sankarankutty, C (1966) On Decapoda Brachyura from the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 347-362 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2394/1/Article_32.pdf

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