Ocypoda rotundata   Miers  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Length of carapace: 42 mm.
Breadth of carapace: 49 mm.

Color: white.

This species is distinguished by the antero-lateral angles being rounded off, and the length of the stridulating organ being much less than half the greatest breadth of the palm.
The anterior male abdominal appendages are curved throughout their length. The tip somewhat resembles a camel's head and bears a ridge with hairs. There are hairs also on the distal part of the outer border.

Synonym (s)
Ocypoda rotundata Alcock, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Kachchh INDIA
• Baluchistan PAKISTAN
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Adatra Reef INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa

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