Actaea areolata   (Dana,  1852) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Width 20 mm; length 13 mm

Carapace broadly oval, entire dorsal surface of carapace distinctly divided by deep, wide grooves into numerous, regional lobules; small uniform granules and thin, short, light colored fur covered the lobules of carapace, chelipeds and legs. Regional lobules 1F, 2F, 1M all are very distinct; 2M entirely divided longitudinally by one groove and partly by another groove. 3M is like inverted 'T', divided into 3 lobules; 4M, 1L-6L, all the lobules are very distinct. Chelipeds with upper outer surfaces of hands and wrists nodular; 3-4 lines of granules are very distinct on the lower outer surface of hands. Fingers are long, pointed. Anterior male pleopod curved near the base, straight apically, apex spooned, inner sub-apical region adorned with 12-15 long setae; followed by spinules all over the process.

Synonym (s)
Actaeodes arelatus Guinot, 1971
Actaea danae A. Milne-Edwards, 1865
Actaeodes areolata Dana, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats




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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