Pinnotheres tenuipes   Borradaile  1906 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

The fingers about two-third of the palm, and a strong, rounded tooth on the movable one about one third of its length from the articulation.
The carapace subcircular, smooth moderately convex, the front rounded and hood like, the eyes small, well pigmented; the end-joint of the third maxilliped slender, set far back on the inner edge of the joint before it, nearly reaching the tip of that joint. The chelipeds short, moderately stout. The walking legs slender, the second longest, the second and third nearly equal, and the fourth much shortest. The last two joints of the walking legs hairy and their end joints about equal in length, except for those of the fourth pair, which are much longer and more slender than the rest.

It is found within the shell of a Mya species.

Synonym (s)
Pinnotheres tenuipes Borradaile 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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