Ocypoda cordimana   Desmarest,  1825 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Ocypodidae

Description
Size: Length of carapace: 23 mm; Breadth of carapace: 24 mm.

Color: Grey.

This species is distinguished by the absence of a stridulating ridge and by the eyestalks not being prolonged to form a style.
In the anterior male abdominal appendages there is no deep incision separating the two lobes at the tip, though the lobes are well differentiated.


Synonym (s)
Ocypode (Ocypode) cordimana De Haan, 1850
Ocypode cordimanus Barnard, 1950
Ocypode cordimana Lanchester, 1900
Ocypoda cordimana Haswell, 1882

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 76.9) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Gujarat, Umarsadi INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Red Sea
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.68) (Long: 73.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.41) (Long: 80.05) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.91) (Long: 80.31) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
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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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2008) Brachyuran biodiversity of some selected brackishwater lakes of India Proceedings of Taal2007: The 12th World Lake Conference 496-499 Available at - wldb.ilec.or.jp/data/ilec/wlc12/C-%20Biodiversity/C-20.pdf

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