Tympanomerus gangeticus   Kemp,  1919 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Carapace is grey in life while dactyl of cheliped white and with dark spots on the walking legs.

Carapace broader than long and upper surface with scattered setae, frontal groove broad with rounded lateral angles. Antero-lateral angle with crest. Carpus of cheliped elongated with a tooth. Lower surface of manus with fine granules. Dactyl with a short row of small teeth at base. First two walking legs with short woolly hair on carpus and manus. 5th abdominal segment of male with a little shallow and distal margin less convergent anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Illyoplax gangeticus Chakraborty, et al., 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 17/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 17/05/1985)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• West Bengal, Chhota Mollakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1984)

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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