Nanosesarma minutum   (De Man,  1887) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Lemon yellowish.

One tooth on the lateral borders behind the orbital angles. No pectinate crests on the palms of the chelipeds. Posterior borders of the meropodites of the legs serrated near the carpus. Extremely small crabs.

This species can be distinguished by its minute size, the carapace being broader than long. The upper border of the palm of the chelipeds has no longitudinal pectinated crest. The posterior borders of the meropodites of the legs are serrated near the carpus.

Synonym (s)
Sesarma minuta de Man, 1887
Sesarma (Sesarma) gordoni Shen, 1935
Sesarma barbimanum Cano, 1889
Sesarma minutum De Man, 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy


• West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Tamil Nadu 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 -
  • Soundarapandian,P; John Samuel,N; Ravichandran,S and Kannupandi,T (2008) Biodiversity of crabs in the Pichavaram Mangrove environment, South East Coast of India International Journal of Zoological Research CASMB, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu 4(2) 113-118 Available at -
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  • Saravanakumar, A; Serebiah, JS; Thivakaran, GA and Rajkumar, M (2007) Benthic macrofaunal assemblage in the arid zone mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh – Gujarat Journal of Ocean University of China Ocean University of China 6(3) 303 -309 Available at -
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi NC (2007) Brachyuran diversity in coastal ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 4(2) 169-192 Available at - NIO,Goa

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