Macrophthalmus teschi   Kemp,  1919 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Color: Carapace is grey in life.

Carapace surface granular and lateral border somewhat parallel. Frontal groove moderately narrow and eyestalk not projected beyond antero-lateral angle. Upper orbital margin finely crenulated, suborbital margin serrated and without oblique tubercles. Antero-lateral margins finely crenulated and angle with two teeth. Postero-lateral striae with two simple rows of granules. Upper border of manus of cheliped smooth, the whole inner surface of cheliped including finger densely covered with hair, pollex base with a large tooth.

Synonym (s)
Macrophthalmus teschi Kemp, 1919
Macrophthalmus teschi Chakraborty, et al., 1986

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Parghumti INDIA (Record: 09/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 21/05/1985)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 25/05/1985)

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 -

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