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

Description
Color: Carapace and walking legs are grey in color with pale yellow cheliped.

Carapace with two lateral oblique grooves running from antero-lateral angle to postero-lateral angle; six-rayed of equal shallow grooves running from the mesogastric towards front, hepatic, branchial and cardiac. Gastric region with 4 symmetrical tubercles. Dactyl in cheliped a little longer than manus. Merus of legs with tympana.


Synonym (s)
Dotilla blanfordi Chakraborty, et al., 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 25/08/1983)
• Maharashtra 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
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) 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
  • 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
  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa

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