Rhinolambrus pelagicus   (Ruppell,  1830) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Parthenopidae

Description
Carapace and chelipeds covered with depressed, smooth tubercles. Rostrum broader than long, its lateral borders not spinulated, but divided into two or three flattish lobules.

Carapace with rostrum a little broader than long, slightly granular, the regions well defined and armed with huge, erect or semi-erect, knob-headed spines. The rostrum is broad, concave between the eyes, somewhat deflexed, and may be described as trilobed near the tip. There is a distinct post-ocular constriction, and the hepatic regions are well defined laterally. The chelipeds are long slender and rugose. The arm is cylindrical, and the palm subcylindrical, becoming enlarged and trigonal near the fingers. The ambulatory legs are long, very slender and perfectly smooth.


Synonym (s)
Lambrus pelagicus Ruppel, 1830

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA
• East Coast 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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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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