Actaea consobrina   A. M. Edwards  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Size: Width 7 mm; length 5 mm

Small crab, with almost no hair present on dorsal surface. Carapace broadly oval, the lobules of the entire carapace are convex, prominent, well separated by deep, smooth grooves, all the lobules including 4M are very clear and the lobule 4M is distinctly isolated. Front broad, median sinus V-shaped and deep. The four antero-lateral lobes are distinct, last three lobes rounded and convex, first one shallow, continuous with the outer orbital angle. The lobules on the palms and the wrists of hands are not very distinctly defined as on carapace. Fingers are dark brown in color with pointed, white tips. Leg joints covered with very fine granules. In freshly preserved specimens carapace adorned with dark brown longitudinal bands. The median band is distinctly U-shaped in its anterior half and roughly Y-shaped in form. The colored bands on chelipeds and legs are fainter than on the carapace.


Synonym (s)
Actaea consobrina A. M. Edwards, 1873
Actaeoides consobrina Guinot, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-11-08

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