Eucrate crenata dentata   (Stimpson)  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length of carapace 20 mm; breadth of carapace 25 mm

Color: Bright yellow with minute red spot scattered throughout. One of the specimens has two black squarish patches on the outer sides of the gastric region

This variety is distinguished by the antero-lateral borders of the carapace being cut into four teeth of which the second and fourth are quite inconspicuous. The median notch of the front is almost obsolete. The chelipeds bear a patch of fur at the far end of the upper surface of the wrist.

Synonym (s)
Eucrate crenata var. dentata Alcock, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 12/1952)
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Strait 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 -

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