Metapograpsus messor   Forskal  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Grapsidae

Image copyrights: S. Ajmal Khan and S. Ravichandran

Description

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• West Bengal, Prentice Island (Lat: 21.67) (Long: 88.27) INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar (Lat: 74.18) (Long: 14.88) INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • (1998) Marine crabs of India National Institute of Oceanography Available at - NCL, Pune
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • Sethuramalingam, S and Khan, SA Brachyuran crabs of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Kathiresan, k (2000) A review of studies on Pichavaram mangrove, southeast India Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands 430 108-205 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Chakraborty, SK and Choudhury, A (1992) Ecological studies on the zonation of Brachyuran crabs in a virgin mangrove island of Sundarbans, India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 189-194 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Khan, SA and Ravichandran, S Brachyuran crabs UNU OpenCourseWare - Training course on mangroves and biodiversity Available at - http://ocw.unu.edu/international-network-on-water-environment-and-health/unu-inweh-course-1-mangroves/Brachyuran-crabs.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Bandekar, PD; Neelkantan, K and Kakati, VS (2011) Biodiversity of Crabs in Karwar Mangrove environment West Coast of India Recent Research in Science and Technology Mohammed Abdul Muhsin Agriculture and Engineering Consultants 3(4) 01-05 Available at - http://recent-science.com/article/viewFile/5373/2799
  • Saravanakumar, A; Serebiah, JS; Thivakaran, GA and Rajkumar, M (2007) Benthic macrofaunal assemblage in the arid zone mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh – Gujarat Journal of Ocean University of China Ocean University of China 6(3) 303 -309 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11802-007-0303-3

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