Macrophthalmus brevis   (Herbst)  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Macrophthalmidae

Description
Color: In life carapace is grey in color.

Lateral border of carapace convergent posteriorly and 3 small granulated tubercles at the branchial region, frontal groove narrow. Eyestalk not projected beyond antero-lateral angle. Upper orbital margin crenulated and oblique, suborbital margin finely serrated. External orbital angle obliquely projected forward. Manus of male cheliped elongated with a distinct spine near inside carpal end, inner surface of manus and dactyl with hair.


Synonym (s)
Cancer brevis Herbst, 1804
Macrophthalmus brevis Anonymous, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sagar Island, Harinbari INDIA (Record: 11/04/1982)
• Pondicherry INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• MYANMAR
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)

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
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7950/1/Dineshbabu-Fishing_Chimes_30(10%2611).pdf

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