Heteropanope indica   De Man,  1887 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Color: Dark brown

Small, scantily hairy crab, sub-circular in shape, two-thirds as long as wide. Granular hairy small ridges in two parallel rows crossing the carapace transversely, rising from the base of third and fourth antero-lateral teeth which are four in number. Front convex, bilobed, outer angle dentiform, well separated, chelipeds markedly unequal, only outer surface of the smaller chela granular. Leg joints hairy.

Synonym (s)
Heteropanope indica de Man 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) 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, Matla River INDIA
• West Bengal, Salt Lake INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA

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
  • Alcock, A (1968) Materials for a carcinological fauna of India the Brachyura Oxyrhyncha The Baptist Mission Press 1 1-456 Available at - Pune University, 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Deb, M (1995) Crustacea: Xanthidae Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 217-228 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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Soundarapandian,P; John Samuel,N; Ravichandran,S and Kannupandi,T (2008) Biodiversity of crabs in the Pichavaram Mangrove environment, South East Coast of India International Journal of Zoological Research CASMB, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu 4(2) 113-118 Available at - http://scialert.net/qredirect.php?doi=ijzr.2008.113.118&linkid=pdf

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