Tympanomerus stapletoni   de Man  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Ocypodidae

Description
Color: Carapace is green, cheliped and legs marble white with partly reticulate green pigment.

Carapace quadrilateral, frontal groove broad, antero-lateral margin with crest and discontinuous posteriorly. Orbits transverse with terminal eyes, extra-orbital tooth prominent. Suborbital margins finely serrated. Merus longer than ischium. Manus of cheliped smooth at upper dorsal and lower border finely granular. 5th abdominal segment of male deeply constricted, 7th segment as long as broad.


Synonym (s)
Tympanomerus stapletoni de Man 1908
Tympanomerus stapletoni Kemp 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Nurpur INDIA (Record: 07/12/1983)
• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 24/03/1985)

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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