Pachygrapsus plicatus   ( H. Milne Edwards,  1837) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Grapsidae

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Description
The striate of carapace deeply impressed and setose; wrist and palm of chelipeds sharply tubercular on dorsal surface. Lateral borders of carapace somewhat convergent backwards.

The lateral borders of carapace not arched; no tooth behind the external orbital angle. Lateral borders of carapace somewhat convergent backwards. The striae of carapace smooth; wrist and palm of chelipeds not tubercular. A small species with the lateral borders extremely convergent backwards.


Synonym (s)
Grapsus plicatus H. Milne Edwards, 1837
Grapsus kraussi H. Milne Edwards, 1853
Pachygrapsus striatus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873
Pachygrapsus kraussi (H. Milne Edwards, 1853)
Pachygrapsus natalensis Ward, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MADAGASCAR

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
  • Florida Museum of Natural History Available at - http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/
  • 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

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