Actaea margaritifera   Odhner,  1925 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Width 6 mm; length 4 mm

The carapace is broad, more subcircular in shape than oval, it is convex in both the directions. The entire upper surface of crab is divided into convex, regional and subregional lobules which are covered with granules. The carapace is not hairy. Front measures one third of the width, bilobed, convex. Posterior-most border of carapace is granular and interrupted in the middle by a gap. Antero-lateral sides cut into four rounded, granular teeth, the first teeth low, small. Th regional lobules of carapace are separated by very narrow suture-like fine grooves and the demarcation is not very clear and well outlined. Outer surfaces of wrists, palms of chelae and leg joints are covered with short hairs and granules. The granules on the lower outer surface of palms are arranged in rows.

Synonym (s)
Actaea margaritifera Odhner, 1925
Epiactaea margaritifera Serene, 1984

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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