Charybdis (Goniosoma) affinis   Dana  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Description
Surface of carapace and cheliped pubescent. A transverse ridge on the cardiac region but none on posterior half of branchial region. 3 spines on anterior border of arm, 5 on upper surface of hand. Sides of 6th abdominal tergum of male curved and gradually convergent.


Synonym (s)
Charybdis affinis Dana 1852
Charybdis (Goniosoma) affinis Shen 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 1995)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org


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