Charybdis natator   (Herbst,  1794) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

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Description
Max. size: 17.0 cm CW (male)

Color: Orangish red overall, with ridges on carapace and legs dark and reddish brown.

Carapace densely covered with very short pubescence which is absent on several distinct transverse granulated ridges in anterior half.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Kurchal
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamilnadu, Arukkattuthurai INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• West coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Anbuchezhian, RM; Ravichandran,S; Rameshkumar, G and Ajithkumar, TT (2009) Influence of Crab Haemolymph on Clinical Pathogens Advances in Biological Research IDOSI Publications 3 (3-4) 104-109 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/abr/3(3-4)/9.pdf
  • Varadharajan, D; Soundarapandian, P; Dinakaran, GK and Vijakumar, G (2009) Crab Fishery Resources from Arukkattuthurai to Aiyammpattinam, South East Coast of India Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences Maxwell Scientific Organization 1(3) 118-122 Available at - http://www.maxwellsci.com/print/crjbs/(3)118-122.pdf
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  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Sabu, S; Gibinkumar, TR; Pravin, P and Boopendranath, MR (2011) Performance evaluation of bigeye bycatch reduction device in the seas off Cochin, India Fishery technology Society of fisheries technologists 48(1) 41-50 Available at - NIO, Goa
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