Eurycarcinus bengalensis   Deb,  1998 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Pilumnidae

Description
Color: Light brown

Dark brown fingers of unequal chelipeds, crabs broadly oval, convex, covered always with velvety hairs, thick. Surface smooth. Teeth low, obscure, four in number on antero-lateral sides. Free frontal edge entire, sharp and faintly concave.


Synonym (s)
Eurycarcinus bengalensis Deb, 1994

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Matla River INDIA (Record: 12/1916, 12/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 10/12/1917, 20/07/1918)
• West Bengal, Champatala INDIA (Record: 07/11/1975)
• West Bengal, Gosaba, Tiger Project Jetty INDIA (Record: 25/05/1975)
• West Bengal, Canning Launch Ghat INDIA (Record: 18/05/1985)
• West Bengal, Jharkali Launch Ghat INDIA (Record: 04/02/1986)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.16) (Long: 85.83) INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 89.83) INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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 (2008) Checklist and distribution of Brachyuran crabs of West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 5(2) 191-214 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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