Ptychognathus dentatus   De Man,  1892 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Varunidae

Description
Front prominent, straight, length two-fifths the extreme breadth of carapace. Antero-lateral borders provided with three sharp teeth, marking of carapace quite distinct.


Synonym (s)
Ptychognathus dentatus de Man, 1892
Ptychognathus dentatus Sankarankutty, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 23/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 27/03/1985)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• MYANMAR
• West Bengal, Phuleshwar INDIA (Record: 04/04/1989)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bimbletan INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.16) (Long: 85.83) INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 89.83) INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur 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
  • Ghosh, SK (1995) Crustacea: Decapoda: Grapsidae Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 229-248 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • 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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