Naxioides spinigera   Borradaile  1903 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Epialtidae

Image copyrights: L.A. Borradaile

Description
Spines of rostrum more than half the length of the body, bearing the accessory spine at their length from the end.

The body hairy with many knobs and thorns, of which the largest are three in a row on the gastric region, two on the cardiac, one on the intestinal, three in a triangle on the branchial, which one in front of them, and one on each eye-head, these latter being quite upright, but bent slightly forwards at the tip. No thorn at the angle of mouth, two knobs on the pterygostome, two thorns on the outside of the basal joint of the antenna. The chelipeds slender, little longer than the body, the fingers half the length of the palm, finely toothed and meeting along nearly their whole length, a spine at the end of the meropodite of this limb, a short one on the next, and none on the hinder two.

This species allied to Naxioides cerastes (Ortman, 1825).


Synonym (s)
Naxioides spinigera Borradaile 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• 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
  • Marine Life of the Maldives and Laccadives : Gardiner's 1899-1900 Expedition Available at - http://maldivesnlaccadives.lifedesks.org/

Page last updated on:2011-09-09

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