Sesarma (Sesarma) taeniolata   White  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Dorsal view of crab

Size (male): Length of carapace: 24 mm; breadth of carapace: 25 mm.

Color: Brown.

This species is distinguished by the deep, square 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 Alcock, 1900
Sesarma taeniolata Lanchester, 1900
Sesarma (Sesarma) taeniolatum Shen, 1940
Sesarma (Sesarma) taeniolata Tesch, 1917

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Mergui MYANMAR
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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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