Actaea lata   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Size: Width 10 mm; length 7 mm

Color: White with red spots, the black color of the fingers extended upto the palm, finger tips are white.

Small, thick, hairy crab, with broad, very convex, distinctly and entirely lobulated carapace. Flattish regional lobules are covered with pearly granules which are smaller towards the posterior third and the lobules are separated by dark grey hairy grooves. Long, golden brown hairs and short bristles interspread among the granules. Front bilobed, emarginate, convex and vertically deflexed. Antero-lateral sides of carapace with four, low lobes including outer orbital angles. Pteyrgostomian region granular, hairy and grooved. Grooves running from the notches present in between the lobes of the antero-lateral sides. Postero-lateral sides concave. Lobule 2M divided into two lobes, 3M distinct; 4M heart-shaped; 1P, 2L-6L all the lobules are distinct. Chelipeds stout, subequal, palm tumid, wrist and palms lobulated and granular on their outer surfaces. Both outer and inner sides of palm granular and hairy, granules extended upto the middle of dactylus. Fingers short, specially the fixed one; dactylus strongly curved, cutting edges dentate, tips pointed. Leg joints stout, covered with granules and hairs with bristles in between.


Synonym (s)
Actaea lata Borradaile, 1902
Pseudoliomera lata Guinot, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA

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

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