Rhinolambrus turriger   (White,  1847) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Parthenopidae

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Description
Carapace as long as broad. A single turret on the cardiac region, and on either branchial region. Two large diverging spines in the middle line on the posterior border.

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 trigonal near the fingers. The male chelipeds are from 4½ to 5½ times the length of the carapace and rostrum, in the female they are but 3 to 3½ times this length. The ambulatory legs are long, very slender and perfectly smooth.


Synonym (s)
Lambrus turriger Adams & White, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• 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
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/

Page last updated on:2011-09-09

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