Uca annulipes   H. Milne Edwards,  1937 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Ocypodidae

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Description
Color: The body is often black with blue or white stripes.

Body width 1.5-2cm. The male fiddler crab's enlarged pincer has a ridge of bumps on inside or the 'palm' of the pincer. The outer side is smooth and does not have a triangular depression. The movable upper finger extends past the immobile lower finger. The enlarged pincer is usually pink, sometimes nearly white. Carapace only slightly narrowed posteriorly, external orbital angles projected almost anteriorly. Fingers of major cheliped of male compressed and broad, widely gaping.


Synonym (s)
Gelasimus annulipes Heller, 1868
Ocypode ceratophthalmus Barnard, 1950
Gelasimus annulipes H. Milne-Edwards, 1837
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
• Fiddler Crab (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 76.9) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vaighai Estuary INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.76) (Long: 79.82) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.89) (Long: 79.8) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA

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