Actaea amoyensis   (De Man)  (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Width 22 mm; length 15 mm

Carapace broadly oval, front along with antero-lateral edges forms strongly convex arch; postero-lateral borders strongly covergent; surface without long hairs. Lobulation on the anterior two thirds of carapace distinguishable, but faint owing to the presence of fine grooves which are separating them, and absent in posterior third. The entire surface of the carapace, grooves, as well as lobules, covered with minute, sharp and crisp granules, which are larger in the middle of the branchial regions. First of the four antero-lateral lobe is shallow. Chelipeds and legs are crsiply granular as in carapace, but the carapal and propodal joints show no dimples. Anterior male pleopod narrow, curved, with acutely pointed apex which is strongly curved outward; inner sub-apical region adorned with 7-9 long setae followed by three claw like spines, outer side of this region armed with rows of spinules.

Synonym (s)
Atergatopsis amoyensis De Man, 1879
Actaea obesa A. M. Edwards, 1865
Carpilodes margaritatus Lanchester, 1900
Actaea amoyensis Odhner, 1925

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Deb, M (1989) Contribution to the study of Xanthidae: Actaeinae (Decapoda: Crustacea) of India Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional Paper No. 117 ZSI, Calcutta 59 pp 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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