Dardanus setifer   (Milne-Edwards,  1848) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Diogenidae

Description
When alive the specimens are cream colored with red patches. The dactylus and propodus of second left leg distinctly red in color.

This has been found to inhabit the shells of 6 species of gastropods.


Synonym (s)
Pagurus setifer Milne Edwards, 1836
Pagurus sculptiles Stimpson, 1859
Pagurus pavimentatus Hilgendorf, 1878
Pagurus setifer Alcock, 1905
Dardanus setifer Gordon, 1956
Pagurus setifer H. Milne Edwards, 1848

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Muddy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• SRI LANKA
• PAKISTAN
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Hut Bay (Lat: 10.64) (Long: 92.57) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Harbindar Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, R.K. Pur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Dugong Creek (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Nanjappa Nagar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Netaji Nagar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Butler Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ajmalkhan, S (1992) Hermit crabs of Parangipettai Coast CASMB, Parangipettai, India. p 39 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Siddiqui, FA and Kazmi, QB (2003) A checklist of marine anomurans (Crustacea: Decapoda) of Pakistan, northern Arabian Sea Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60(1) 87-89 Available at - http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/memoirs/docs/60_1_Feroz.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Sahu, MK; Murugan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2006) Crustacean resources of the coral reef environment of the little Andaman island, India Fishing Chimes 26(6) 56-59 Available at - NIO, Goa

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