Pilumnopeus indica   (De Man)  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Description
Small, deep, subcircular to hexagonal crab, surface covered with short fine hairs. More or less two thirds as long as wide, slightly convex in both the directions. Antero lateral teeth four including outer orbital corners. Two parallel series of finely granular hairy transverse, short ridges present on anterior part of carapace. Frontal two lobes convex near median notch. Orbital edge granular. Chelipeds markedly unequal, stout, larger palm smooth, smaller palm granular.
Small, thick hairy crab with short, transverse granular hairy ridges on the carapace are the main distinctive characters for the species.


Synonym (s)
Heteropanope indica De Man, 1887
Pilumnopeus indica Sakai, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 03/1915, 12/1915)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Mergui Archipelago MYANMAR
• SRI LANKA
• East Coast 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

Page last updated on:2010-11-10

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