Eriphia laevimana smithii   Macleay  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Eriphiidae

Description
Length of carapace: 46 mm
Breadth of carapace: 59 mm

Color: Dull maroon. Fingers of chelipeds chocolate brown, teeth and tips white

This variety is distinguished by the absence of hairs on the carapace, which is four-fifth as long as broad, the frontal lobes being bluntly spinate, and the hand and wrist of the smaller cheliped being covered with tubercles.
The anterior male abdominal appendages are sharply tipped like a scalpel; the tip bears a row of spines along the inner border and a few spinules placed haphazardly.

Synonym (s)
Eriphia laevimana smithii Walker 1890
Eriphia smithii Barnard 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Baluchistan, Makran Coast PAKISTAN
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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

Page last updated on:2009-10-14

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