Gelasimus marionis   (Desmarest)  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Length of carapace: 17 mm
Breadth of carapace: 27 mm
Breadth of front: 1.5 mm
Length of larger hand: 45 mm

Color: Color in spirit blackish, claws white.

In this species, the front is less than a fifteenth the breadth of the carapace. The upper surface of the wrist is granular, the fingers are compressed and blade-like, and the edge of the thumb has a simple S-shaped curve.
The smaller male cheliped is hairy. The larger hand is less than thrice the carapace length
The anterior male abdominal appendages are suddenly sharp at the tip, which bears numerous long hairs. There is a lobe near the tio, from which a wide grove passes towards the base.
The spooned hairs on the second maxillipeds are present. The 'spoon' is wider than in Gelasimus annulipes and consists of about five lobes, the proximal three of which are pointed.

Synonym (s)
Uca marionis Tesch 1918
Gelasimus marionis Alcock 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Arabian Sea
• Red Sea

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 -

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