Pilumnus orbitospinis   Rathbun,  1911 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Description
Merus has a sharp spine at distal end but the carpus is unarmed. Carapace rather narrower and round: hairs soft. Inner angle of infra-orbital margin with a long spine.

Carapace and appendages are set with longish hairs. Posterolateral borders are not concave. Dorsal surface of carapace not granulated and the regions ill-defined. The three anterolateral are spine tipped. The external orbital tooth small but distinctly spine tipped. Lower outer surface of palm of larger cheliped is smooth and glabrous.


Synonym (s)
Pilumnus orbitospinis Rathbun, 1911

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-11

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