Scopimera investigatoris   Alcock,  1900 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Dotillidae

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Description
Color: Carapace is pale grey in color.

Ischium of 3rd maxillipeds longer than merus. Tympana on meral segments of walking legs divided longitudinally by a narrow ridge. Antero-lateral portions of carapace much inflated and separated by an abrupt declivity from outer orbital angles. 4th segment of male abdomen anteriorly emarginate, 5th longitudinally channeled. Abdomen of female with convex lateral margins.


Synonym (s)
Scopimera investigatoris Alcock, 1900
Scopimera investigatoris Kemp, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarban Tiger Reserve Area INDIA (Record: 13/09/1983)
• Orissa INDIA
• 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)
  • 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
  • TrekNature Available at - http://www.treknature.com/
  • 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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