Actaea cavipes [Status Unaccepted]   Dana,  1852 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

Description
Propodites and carpopodites of legs with one trough cup. Lobules of carapace granular. Front not projecting much.

Carapace about three-fifth as long as broad, completely lobulated. The posterior part of the carapace sometimes has a worm eaten appearance. Front obliquely deflexed, with a cupid's bow-shaped edge, hardly projecting beyond the prominent inner angle of the lower edge of the orbit. Antero-lateral borders 4, or indistinctly 5 lobed, the lobes granular and uneven, but not pitted. Postero-lateral borders very much shorter than the antero-lateral, concave outer surface of wrist with numerous pits and craters, upper outer surface of hand worm eaten. The upper edges of the carpal and propodal joints of the legs have each a double longitudinal crest, and in every joint the ends of the crests meet so as to leave a trough-like space between them. The basal antennal joint almost touches the inner angle of the orbit. Fingers long, pointed, slightly hollow at tip.


Synonym (s)
Actaeodes cavipes Dana, 1852
Actaea cavipes A. M. Edwards, 1865
Psaremis cavipes Serene, 1984
Lipaestherius cavipes Guinot, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• MALDIVES
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• 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)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Kensley, B (1981) On the Zoogeography of Southern Afrian Decapod Crustacea, with a distributional checklist of the species Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 338 23377 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
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  • 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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  • Rao, GS; Suseelan, C and Kathirvel, M (1989) Crustacean resources of the Lakshadweep islands Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 72-76 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
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