Eurycarcinus maculatus   (A.M. Milne-Edwards)  (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Carapace 10 mm long, 13 mm wide; front 4 mm

Carapace convex, thick and smooth but few minute granules may be present near the periphery. Of the four antero-lateral teeth, 1st one low, 2nd one angular, 3rd and 4th teeth spinelike. One minutely granular transverse ridge from last antero-lateral teeth obliquely forward on carapace. Front faintly bilobed and low. Chelipeds unequal, smooth.

Synonym (s)
Pilumnopeus maculatus A. Milne Edwards, 1867
Eurycarcinus maculatus Deb, 1994

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 04/02/1986)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 24/12/1987)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali beach INDIA (Record: 03/04/1987, 18/12/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bimbletan INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Deb, M (1995) Crustacea: Xanthidae Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 217-228 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sankarankutty, C. (1962) On Decapoda Brachyura from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands : 2. Family Xanthidae Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 4(1) 121-150 Available at -
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-02-08

Back to Search