Ocypode rotundata   Miers,  1882 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Ocypodidae

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Description
Length of stridulating organ much less than half the greatest breadth of the palm. Anterolateral angles of the carapace rounded.

The carapace is less distinctly quadrilateral, the anterolateral borders are arched, instead of forming an angle with the upper border of the orbit. The length of the carapace is about five-sixths its greatest breadth, which owing to the curvature of the anterolateral borders, is some distance behind the orbits. There is a notch in the middle of the lower border of the stridulating organ is much less than half the greatest height of the palm. There is a thick brush of hairs along the anterior surface of the propodite of the first pair of legs only. The meropodites of the first three pairs of legs are not so broad as in the three preceding species.


Synonym (s)
Ocypoda rotundata Miers, 1882

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• West Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• INDIA
• PAKISTAN

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

Page last updated on:2010-11-03

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