Eurycarcinus orientalis   A. Milne-Edwards,  1867 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Description
Size: Length of carapace 18 mm; breadth of carapace 25 mm; length of antero-lateral border 8 mm; length of postero-lateral border 14 mm

Color: Bright pink, fading to yellowish brown in spirit.

This species is distinguished by the antero-lateral borders, being less than two-third the length of the postero-lateral borders, and the thumb of the larger cheliped with an enlarged tooth at its base.
The anterior male abdominal appendages are bent sharply back at the tips in the form of a hook bearing three large spinules and five to six smaller ones.


Synonym (s)
Eurycarcinus orientalis Alcock, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Kolak INDIA
• Gujarat, Umarsadi INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.16) (Long: 85.83) INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 89.83) INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp 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
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7950/1/Dineshbabu-Fishing_Chimes_30(10%2611).pdf
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2008) Checklist and distribution of Brachyuran crabs of West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 5(2) 191-214 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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