Pilumnus alcocki   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Image copyrights: L.A. Borradaile

Description
Carapace of moderate breadth only, covered rather sparely as long hairs but without pubescence, the regions well marked.

The front almost straight, slight and not deeply notched in the middle, bearing a fringe of very long hairs. The anterolateral region raised into three low mounds, the hindermost of which is very inconspicuous. The outer end notch shallow, the inner wanting, the lower orbital rim granular, the orbital angle not prominent. The chelipeds sub-equal, granular and covered with long hairs. The fingers long, somewhat furrowed and toothed. The walking legs short, stout, hairy and pubescent, without thorns on the meropodites.


Synonym (s)
Pilumnus alcocki Borradaile, 1902

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep 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
  • Marine Life of the Maldives and Laccadives : Gardiner's 1899-1900 Expedition Available at - http://maldivesnlaccadives.lifedesks.org/

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