Pseudophilyra pusilla   Henderson,  1893 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Hebatic regions defined. Hands longer than broad. Processes of third thoracic sternum stout, and projecting only on to the second sternum.

Carapace subpiriform, perfectly smooth and polished. The edge of the front is straight, slightly deflexed and concave in the middle line. Tooth on the third thoracic sternum, on either side of the abdomen, though more outstanding, is much shorter, projecting forwards only about halfway across the second sternum. The chelipeds arms only about a quarter as broad as long, and the hands more than half again as long as broad. The fingers of the adult male and female are almost smooth, and there is no big tooth near the middle of the mobile finger.

Lakshadweep and Maldive islands specimens showed the marking on the carapace irregular. In particular the brown band across the tip of the front. The palms are somewhat longer and flatter.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2005) Brachyuran diversity of coral reef ecosystems in India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 220-231 Available at -

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