Paractaea typica   Deb,  1989 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Female: Width 12 mm; length 8 mm; front 2.5 mm.
Male: Width 8 mm; length 6 mm; front 2 mm.

Carapace broadly oval in shape, very convex in both the directions. Regional lobules are well demarcated by broad, deep, hairy grooves and these convex lobules are covered thickly with small uniform granules. The appearance of the crab is very clean and clear. Lobular textural pattern if slightly different from the other allied crabs. 1M square in shape; 2M divided into two lobules, inner lobe narrower and shorter than the outer one; 3M is divided into 3 well marked lobules, the median lobule is narrow, long, extends upto 1M, lower two lobules are very clean and like petals of flower. Other lobules are all very clear and clean cut. 1P heart-shaped; posterior margin of crab bounded by a broad band-like, granular lobe. Four rounded anterolateral teeth; front, orbit etc. are like other species. Lobulation and granulations of chelipeds and leg joints are also like the Paractaea garratti and Paractaea sulcata. Fingers are short, dark brown in basal half and white apically, tips hollowed out.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 -
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa

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