Actaea obesa   A. Milne-Edwards,  1865 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Size: Width 18 mm; length 13 mm

Carapace broad, hexagonal; fronto-orbital and lateral borders are almost flat or flatly curved. Postero-lateral sides concave, convergent and shorter than the antero-lateral. First lobe of antero-lateral border shallow, indistinct, last three lobes convex and prominent. Anterior two-thirds of carapace flatly lobulated by deep, broad, grooves; short brown felt covered the grooves and the space between the crisps, miliary granules which cover the lobules of carapace and its under-surface, legs, outer surface of the wrists and hands. Lobule 2M partially and indistinctly divided; lobules 3M, 5L, 6L are only distinctly demarcated. Anterior margin of merus of external maxilliped oblique.


Synonym (s)
Actaea obesa A. M. Edwards, 1865
Atergatopsis obesus Serene, 1984

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA
• 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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