Selwynia laevis   Borradaile,  1903 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

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Description
Carapace broadly oval, smooth and naked except for some hairs on the underside and on the last three joints of the walking legs. No thorns or teeth on any of the joints of any leg, save a small tooth underneath the meropodites of walking legs.

Carapace broadly oval, without teeth or notches. The anterolateral edge flat, but falling away in front. The chelipeds very large and stout, their fingers nearly as long as the palm, gaping slightly, finely toothed on their opposed edges, and not furrowed. No thorns or teeth on any of the joints of any leg. The walking legs very stout, with very small end-joints, the last pair being a good deal smaller than the rest.


Synonym (s)
Selwynia laevis Borradaile, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES

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
  • Marine Life of the Maldives and Laccadives : Gardiner's 1899-1900 Expedition Available at - http://maldivesnlaccadives.lifedesks.org/

Page last updated on:2011-09-09

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