Hippa adactyla   Fabricius,  1787 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Hippidae

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Description

Synonym (s)
Remipes denticulatifrons White, 1847
(Junior synonym)
Remipes testudinarius Latreille, 1806
(Junior synonym)
Remipes testudinarius var. denticulatifrons Miers, 1878
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Ourudom
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Ecosystem balance
(Exploited a little for its flesh

Sediment reworking and nutrient recycling)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll INDIA (Record: 03/11/1993-05/11/1993)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ingole, BS., Sreepada, RA., Ansari, ZA and Parulekar, AH. (1998) Population characteristics of the mole crab, Hippa adactyla Fabricius, in the intertidal sediment at Kavaratti Atoll, Lakshadweep Islands. Bulletin of Marine Science 63(1) 11-20 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
  • Shikatani.net Available at - http://www.shikatani.net/ssa/umiaruki.html
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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