Gelasimus dussumieri   Milne-Edwards  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Dorsal view of male

Size: Length of carapace: 21 mm; breadth of carapace: 34 mm; breadth of front: 2 mm

Color: Color in spirit chocolate-brown, chelipeds reddish yellow

In this species, the front is less than a fifteenth the greatest breadth of the carapace, which is at the acute, wing-like, antero-lateral angles. The fingers of the chelipeds end in simple hooked tips, and the meropodites of the last pair of legs are not foliaceous
The anterior male abdominal appendages are split into two lobes at the tip.
The 'spoon' is long and narrow, consisting of about 13 large, well separated, rounded lobes, followed by 13 smallest lobes. The five distal lobes are squarish, the others saw-like and anteriorly directed.

Similar species: According to Rathbun, Gelasimus acutus of Stimpson is synonymous with this species. This species is very closely allied to Gelasimus urvillei Milne-Edwards, the latter being distinguished by the accessory row, which in other respects (shape of carapace, etc) resemble typical dussumieri.

Synonym (s)
Uca dussumieri Lanchester 1900
Gelasimus dussumieri Haswell 1882

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy


• Gujarat, Kolak INDIA
• Gujarat, Umarsadi INDIA
• Mergui MYANMAR
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Bimlipatam 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 -

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