Planes cyaneus   Dana  1851 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Grapsidae

Description
Front more than half the extreme width of the carapace; merus of external maxillipeds broader than long. Antennae stand in the orbital hiatus. Carapace convex, almost smooth.

Usually found clinging to the floating timbers, seaweeds, jellyfishes or punnice stones.


Synonym (s)
Planes cyaneus Dana 1851

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea

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


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