Thalamita admete   (Herbst,  1803) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Portunidae

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Description
Front cut into 2 broad lobes exclusive of broad supra-orbital tooth. Chelipeds dorsally granulated, propodus with about 6 teeth in all; crest of basal antennal segment with 9 to 10 spinules.

Carapace about five-ninths to three-fifths as long as broad, pilose, flat, crossed transversely by granular ridges. Inter-orbital space divided into four square-cut lobes of nearly equal width: the middle two, which form the front proper was laminar and are considerably the more prominent. The outer two, which are the broad inner supra-orbital angles, have a straight or inappreciably curved anterior border. Antero-lateral borders cut into 5 acute claw like teeth, of which the 4th is much smaller than the others, and is often rudimentary. The posterior border of the dorsum of the carapace forms a curve with the postero-lateral borders. Its length is a little less than a third the greatest breadth of the carapace. Chelipeds unequal in the adult male. Three enlarged teeth on the anterior border of the arm. Upper and outer surface of wrist costale and slightly granular, 2 or 3 spinules at the outer angle, the inner angle strongly spiniform. The merus of the last pair of legs are nearly twice as long as broad and has the usual spine near the far end of the posterior border. The posterior border of the propodite of this pair are serrated throughout.


Synonym (s)
Cancer admete Herbst, 1803
Portunus integifrons Marion de Proce, 1822
Thalamita admete var. edwardsi Borradaile, 1900
Thalamita dispar Rathbun, 1914
Thalamita edwardsi Borradaile, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

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