Macrophthalmus transversus   (Latreille,  1817) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Carapace is bluish grey in life. Cheliped and ambulatories are grey while upper portion of the manus white.

Carapace much broader than long and lateral border posteriorly convergent. Eyestalk long and projecting beyond external orbital angle. Frontal groove narrow. Upper orbital margin faintly convex and serrated along its half, suborbital margin projecting much forward and with minute denticles. Lower surface of manus with a row of serrated crests of cheliped and dactyl with a large molar tooth near the base. Branchial region with 4 denticulated tubercles.

Synonym (s)
Gonoplax transversus Latreille, 1817
Macrophthalmus transversus Latreille, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/11/1986)
• Orissa INDIA
• Pondicherry 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 -

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