Medaeus granulosus   (Haswell)  1882 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

Description
Length of carapace: 13 mm
Breadth of carapace: 19 mm

Color: Ashy grey. Fingers of chelipeds chocolate brown

This species is distinguished by the antero-lateral borders being distinctly continued beneath the orbits to the angles of the buccal cavern. The carapace is two-third as long as broad, with numerous short, transverse rows of bead-like granules on its anterior half. These are more scattered on the hinder regions, but are distinct on the posterior borders and between the four antero-lateral teeth.
The anterior male abdominal appendages have their sides with backward projecting spinules. Near the tip are numerous barbed hairs. The appendages show a marked resemblance to those of Xantho (Lophoxanthus) scaberrimus baccalipes

Synonym (s)
Medaeus granulosus Gordon 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha 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:17-04-09

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