Eurycarcinus grandidieri [Status Unaccepted]   A. Milne Edwards,  1867 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 16 mm wide; 12 mm long

Color: Dirty brown

Small, convex crab. Front square cut, 5 mm. Supra-orbital edge entire, lower edge finely crenulate. Four antero-lateral teeth, edges being little thickened. Chelipeds unequal, perfectly smooth, inner angle of wrist bluntly angular, thumb of cheliped without any enlarged tooth at its base. Except larger palm entire body covered with short dense fine soft hairs; or (algae) both the fingers brown colored.

Synonym (s)
Eurycarcinus grandidieri A. Milne-Edwards, 1867
Eurycarcinus grandidieri Chakrabarty, 1986

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy


• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 1981-1985)
• West Bengal, Luthian Island INDIA (Record: 1981-1985)
• West Bengal, Prentice Island INDIA (Record: 1981-1985)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 12/03/1985, 18/05/1985)
• West Bengal, Champatala INDIA (Record: 07/11/1975)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 21/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Basanti INDIA (Record: 21/06/1986)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobars INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi NC (2007) Brachyuran diversity in coastal ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 4(2) 169-192 Available at - NIO,Goa

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