Pseudoliomera lata   (Borradaile,  1902) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Entire surface clearly demarcated by distinct, hairy, grooves, cardiac region indistinctly heart shaped, otherwise like variolosa.

Small, thick, hairy crab, with broad very convex, distinctly and entirely lobulated carapace. Flatish regional lobules are covered with pearly granules which are smaller towards the posterior thied and the lobules are separated by dark grey hairy grooves. Long, golden brown, hairs and short bristles, inter-spread among the granules. Front bilobed, emarginate and vertically deflexed. Antero-lateral sides of carapace with four, low, lobes including outer orbital angle. Pterygostomian region granular, hairy and grooved. Grooves running from the notches present in between the lobes of the antero-lateral sides. Postero-lateral sides concave. Chelipeds stout, sub-equal, palm tumid, wrists and palms lobulated and granular on their outer surfaces. Fingers short, specially the fixed one; dactylus stongly curved, cutting edges dentate, tips pointed. Leg joints, stout, covered with granules and hairs with bristles in between.

This species has close appearance with Actaea variolosa Borradaile, but the main difference lie in having grooves, hairs and granules present on pterygostomian region.


Synonym (s)
Actaea lata Borradaile, 1902

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• 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:2010-11-15

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