Uca (Celuca) triangularis bengali   Crane  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Color: Carapace pale orange, major cheliped with yellowish manus, ambulatories are orange to yellow in both sexes.

Anterolateral angles of carapace strongly acute and produce, dorso-lateral margins converging, frontal groove moderately broad, orbits strongly oblique, eyebrow narrow. Manus of large cheliped tuberculate. Dactyl with two broad shallow grooves - one just above gap, and the other in the usual proximal and subdorsal position. Chela tip simple, hooked and tip of dactyl hanging over tip of pollex. Gonopod with short thumb.

Synonym (s)
Uca (Celuca) triangularis bengali Crane, 1975
Uca triangularis bengali (Nobili): Chakraborty et al., 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 18/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 22/05/1985)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bairagi, N (1995) Ocypodidae: Decapoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 263-287 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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