Dardanus megistos   (Herbst,  1804) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: David Harasti

Size: Spermatophore 0.0016 cm TL; stalk 0.0090 cm long and 0.0020 cm wide; ampulla 0.0060 cm long and 0.0045 cm wide.

Synonym (s)
Cancer megistes Yap-Chiongco in Estampador, 1937
Dardanus megsitos Ward, 1942
Dardanus spinimanus (H. Milne Edwards, 1848)
(Junior Synonym)
Pagurus punctatus Olivier-Heller, 1865
Pagurus punctulatus Olivier, 1812
(Junior Synonym)
Pagurus spinimanus H. Milne Edwards, 1848
(Junior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) 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
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Scuba equipment USA - Marine species gallery Available at - http://www.scuba-equipment-usa.com/marine/index.html
  • Tike, MJ; Samant, JS; Mohite, SA (2009) Diversity status of minor fish and shellfish along Malvan coast, Maharshtra Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology, India 24(2) 441-448 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/eprints11/Indian_J_Appl_Pure_Biol_24_441.pdf

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