Pilumnus rotundus   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

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Description
Carapace very convex, sub-globular, covered with short hairs, the regions faintly marked.

Carapace very convex. The lower rim of orbit denticulate, the upper rims granular with two distinct shallow notches. The anterolateral edge bearing four spiniform teeth, of which the first is in orbital angle. The chelipeds rather unequal, covered outside with stout thorns, which are arranged in irregular rows and are largest on the upper side, the fingers bent at an angle with hand. The movable finger bearing a strong ridge above; and the walking legs moderately covered with long hairs, and with a thorn on the upper edge of the meropodite the end of both the meropodite and the carpopodite.


Synonym (s)
Pilumnus rotundus Borradaile, 1902

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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

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