Dotillopsis brevitarsis   (De Man,  1888) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Dotillidae

Description
Color: Carapace and walking legs at the base are grey. Cheliped is orange red except for the upper surface of the carpus which is grey.

Sculpture of carapace prominent with deeply grooved, frontal groove continued to posterior margin, orbits shallow but distinct. Manus with conspicuous longitudinal carinae at lower and inner portion, dactyl with a row of hair at upper margin. Merus of external maxillipeds larger than ischium, Tympana of merus ill-defined. 1st and 2nd walking legs at the lower portion of manus and carpus with tuft of hairs.


Synonym (s)
Dotilla brevitarsis De Man, 1888
Dotillopsis brevitarsis Chakraborty, et al., 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Open Sea, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Parghumti INDIA (Record: 09/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 17/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 17/05/1985)
• 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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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