Thalamita integra   Dana,  1852 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

Description
Edge of frontal lobes and of broad supraorbital tooth almost transverse and straight; chelipeds smooth, propodus with often 4 worn-out teeth in all; no transverse ridge on cardiac and post-branchial region.
The carapace is not quite so broad and is distinctly convex; it is bare of tomentum and the transverse ridges are much less distinct, the one that crosses the cardiac region being obsolescent or absent. The crest of the basal antenna-joint has a sharp entire-edge. The surface of chelipeds are smooth and polished; the costae of the wrist are worn and in great part obliterated, and the usual 3 spines at the outer angle of this joint are indistinct blunt points. The hand is quite smooth: the inner border of its upper surface is crest like and bears two teeth, there is a blunt tooth in the usual place in front of the apex of the wrist joint, and in front of this are one or two blunt tubercles.There may also be a smooth ridge running along the distal two-thirds of the lower border of the hand. The 6th abdominal tergum of the male is much broader than long.


Synonym (s)
Thalamita integra Dana 1852a

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2008)
• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Sankarankutty, C (1961) On some crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Laccadive Archipelago Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 3(1-2) 120-136 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
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  • 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
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