Elamena (Trigonoplax) cimex   Kemp  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Small, flat, thin, oblong, leaf like crab, broad posteriorly and much narrowed anteriorly. Rostrum flat blunt, finger like or tooth like process. Regions defined by shallow grooves, margins not upturned. Surface bare, smooth, largest female 7.9 mm in length including front, little more than the width. Chelipeds in females less than half of the legs, males juvinile and chelipeds small. Legs joints very long, narrow. Dactylii long, curved, with hairs and 10-12 recurved spines among the hairs on their distal concave edge.

E. (T.) cimex differs from other allied species in having a simple rostrum not tridentate; absence of any teeth and upturned edge of carapace and in having long epistome and well-developed maxillipeds.

Synonym (s)
Elamena (Trigonoplax) cimex Kemp, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 09/1914)

Literature Source(s)
  • DEB, M (1995) Crustacea: Brachyura Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka Lake ZSI, Calcutta 345-366 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-08

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