Quadrella boopsis   Alcock,  1898 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Trapeziidae

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Description
Color: Pinkish red.

Anterior margin of cheliped merus serrate or tuberculate. On posterior margin of ambulatory dactylus 13 or more teeth. First male pleopod sinuous. Merus two thirds of carapace length.

This species differs from Quadrella coronata in the following particulars:
1) The chelipeds in the male are only about twice the greatest breadth of the carapace.
2) The arm is stout, is only about three-fifths the greatest length of the carapace, and has its anterior border serrated, not spiniferous.
3) The eyes are large, their diameter being about one-fifth the greatest length of the carapace.

Carapace covered by numerous spine like structure (tubercles) along with hair. Easily can be identified.


Synonym (s)
Quadrella boopsis Alcock, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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:2010-11-16

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