Macrophthalmus crassipes   H. Milne-Edwards,  1852 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Carapace is pale orange in life. Cheliped and ambulatories are grey. Upper surface of manus of the cheliped is white.

Lateral border of carapace convergent posteriorly and upper surface of carapace with fine granules except middle portion. Eyestalk not projected beyond antero-lateral angle. Anterolateral tooth triangular, incision narrow between external orbital angle and antero-lateral tooth. Upper orbital margins crenulated and oblique. Sub-orbital margins serrated. Branchial region with three large granulated tubercles. Above the posterior margin a prominent single row of compact granules parallel to the former extending both the postero-lateral margins. A spine at the middle of inner surface of manus of cheliped near the carpal joint, inner surface of manus and dactyl much hairy.

Synonym (s)
Macrophthalmus crassipes H. Milne-Edwards, 1852
Macrophthalmus crassipes Dall, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 23/02/1986)

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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