Charybdis (Charybdis) natator   (Herbst,  1794) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

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Description
Frontal teeth rounded at tip. First and second anterolateral teeth truncate at tip, last one not larger than preceding one. Chelipeds tuberculated, palm with five teeth in all. Dorsal surface of carapace uniformly covered with soft tomentum. Penultimate segment of male abdomen not convex on lateral borders. Under surface of palm uniformly covered with squamiform ridges, marked with longitudinal sulcus.


Synonym (s)
Cancer natator Herbst, 1794

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudumadam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Kerala, Kollam, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 05/2005-04/2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • (1998) Marine crabs of India National Institute of Oceanography Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Sethuramalingam, S and Khan, SA Brachyuran crabs of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Chavan, VS; Ingole, BS; Reddy, R; Chandramohan, D; Chhapgar, BF; Kavlekar, DP and Kulkarni, V (1998) Marine crabs of India NIO's Database on Marine Life of India (NIODMLI) Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/crab/index.html
  • Sankarankutty, C (1966) On Decapoda Brachyura from the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 347-362 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2394/1/Article_32.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2005) Brachyuran diversity of coral reef ecosystems in India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 220-231 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi NC (2007) Brachyuran diversity in coastal ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 4(2) 169-192 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, AB; Kumar, MS; Raffi, SM and Khan, SA (2007) Diversity of brachyuran crabs associated with trawl by-catch in Kerala coast, India Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries For the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kochi, India 54(3) 283-290 Available at - http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJF/article/download/6942/2675

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