Parasesarma taeniolata   (White,  1847) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Color: Brown.

One tooth on the lateral borders behind the orbital angles. One pectinated ridge on the palms of the chelipeds. A milled crest with 40-60 teeth on the dactylus of the male.

Carapace deep, nearly flat dorsally, square, its length being slightly less than its breadth between the antero-lateral angles. Carapace covered with tufts of hair and with a tooth on the lateral borders behind the orbital angle. There is a finely pectinated ridge on the upper surface of the palm, and another transverse granular ridge on its inner surface. The upper border of the finger in the male has a milled crest of 40-60 fine lamellae. The dactyli of the legs are two-thirds or more, the length of the propodites. The anterior male abdominal appendages are slightly curved, with a bulge covered with hair near the tip.

Synonym (s)
Sesarma taeniolatum White, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy


• West Coast INDIA
• 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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