Charybdis (Goniosoma) rostrata   (A. Milne Edwards)  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Front cut into six teeth, of which the middle two bluntly pointed and project far beyond the others, next to them on either side broad and slope outwards, and the third on either side small, narrow and nearly straight. First antero-lateral tooth very acute and the last more spine-like than the others. 6th tergum of male abdomen broader than long and with curved and gradually convergent sides.

Synonym (s)
Goniosoma rostratum A. Milne Edwards 1861
Charybdis (Goniosoma) rostrata Chopra 1935

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA (Record: 13/12/1917)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 21/12/1978)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 25/10/1979)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 05/03/1981)
• West Bengal, Matla River INDIA (Record: 11/03/1985)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1995)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1995)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 1927)

Literature Source(s)
  • Bhadra, S (1995) Portunidae: Decapoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 249-262 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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