Lycosa choudhuryi   Tikadar & Malhotra  (Marine Spider)
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Class: Arachnida

Color: Cephalothorax uniformly deep brown, legs brownish green, abdomen light brown.

Cephalothorax longer than wide, slightly wider in front, convex and clothed with fine hair but ocular area densely clothed with hair. Cephalic region slightly high and sides sloping. Fovea of ocular region centrally placed. Anterior row of eyes nearly straight, anterior medians larger than antero-laterals. Posterior row of eyes arranged in a quadrangle, little wider behind than front. Sternum nearly oval, pale, pointed behind and clothed with spine-like hair. Maxillae much wider in front and provided with conspicuous scopulae. Chelicerae strong, stout and prominent. Inner margin of the fang furrow provided with three and outer margin with two teeth. Legs long and strong, clothed with hair and spines. Abdomen longer than wide, clothed with hair. Longitudinal deep brown inconspicuous spots in two rows on the dorsum.

Synonym (s)
Lycosa choudhuryi Tikadar & Malhotra 1980

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sagar Island, Mandirtala INDIA (Record: 03/07/1974)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 04/05/1983)
• West Bengal, Sibganj INDIA (Record: 02/04/1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Biswas, BK (1995) Spider Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 315-317 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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