Episesarma versicolor   (Tweedie,  1940) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Sesarmidae

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Description
Size: Max length 5.0 cm CW (male)

Color: Carapace brown to brownish grey; outer surface of palm with proximal parts violet, distal parts and fingers white.

Carapace squarish, with 1 small anterolateral tooth; dorsal surface relatively flat; regions well defined, covered with short stiff setae. Dorsal margin of dactylar finger with numerous (40 to 48) tubercles, forming a stridulatory organ.


Synonym (s)
Sesarma versicolor Tweedie, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Coringa Mangrove INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bouillion, S; Koedam,N; Raman, AV and Dehairs, F (2002) Primary producers sustaining macro-invertebrate communities in intertidal mangrove forests Oecologia Springer-Verlag 130 441-448 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s004420100814
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-11-29

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