Sesarma (Parasesarma) batavicum   Moreira  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Sesarmidae

Description
Carapace, square, deep, broader than long; lateral sides slightly convergent posteriorly and without teeth behind the outer orbital angle. Four post frontal frontal lobes; gastric and other regions faintly outlined. Front more than half of carapace and slightly concave in dorsal view. Small transverse rows of setae present on carapace. Chelipeds in male equal, outer sides of arm and wrist rugose. Upper edge of palm of male bears few oblique ridges, the outermost ridge well developed composed of sharp tubercles, which are very high distally, other tubercular ridges, the outermost ridge well developed composed of sharp tubercles, which are very high distally, other tubercular ridges and granules present. Upper edge of moveable finger of males bears 10-12 blunt dents near its base. Patch of long thick hairs present at the finger cleft in all males. In females no dent on dactylus present and few lank hairs on finger cleft. Merii of legs very broad, few dents on their lower distal corner present, upper surface rugose. Anterior edge of carpus and propodus densely setose.
Oblique ridges on the upper edge of male palm and 10-12 dents on moveable finger of male chelae differentiate the species.


Synonym (s)
Sesarma batavica Moreira, 1903
Sesarma batavicum Kemp, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 03/1914 - 12/1914, 01/1915)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore INDIA

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

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