Palicus jukesii   (White,  1847) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Palicidae

Description
Posterior border of the propodites and dactyli of the first 3 pairs of legs entire. Front cut into two lobes. Lobes of front broad; Propodites and dactyli of the two middle pairs of legs sub-foliaceous.

Carapace with the regions well defined, and with the surface thrown into four tranverse wrinkles, the two middle ones of which are the most convex and best defined. The whole surface is also closely covered with vesiculous and crystalline granules, which are largest on the convexities. Front divided into two broad rounded lobes. Anterolateral border of the carapace cut into three teeth including the orbital angle. Posterior border of the carapace raised, but not cut into well-spaced lobules. There is a leaflike lobule on the granular eyestalk another at the outer angle of the basal antenna-joint. The chelipeds of the adult male are granular and downy and are usually markedly unequal. In the female the chelipeds are equal, are hardly longer than the carapace and hardly stouter than the last pair of legs. In both the sexes all the abdominal terga except the last are transversely carinate, the carinae of the 2nd and 3rd terga being most conspicuous.


Synonym (s)
Cympolia jukesii White, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-04

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