Dardanus deformis   H. Milne Edwards,  1836 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: FLMNH


Synonym (s)
Pagurus bifermis Yap-Chiongco in Estampador, 1937
Pagurus biformis Yap-Chiongco in Estampador, 1937
Pagurus cavipes White, 1848
(Junior synonym)
Pagurus cultrerus Yap-Chiongco in Estampador, 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Litulo, C (2005) Population structure and reproduction of the hermit crab Dardanus deformis (Anomura: Diogenidae) in the Indian Ocean Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 85(4) 883-887 Available at - Zoological Records(mozambique-marine)
  • Litulo, C (2005) Breeding season of the hermit crab Dardanus deformis H. Milne Edwards, 1836 (Anomura, Diogenidae) in Maputo Bay, southern Mozambique Journal of Natural History 39(23) 2137-2144 Available at - Zoological Records(mozambique-marine)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Florida Museum of Natural History Available at - http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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