Domecia hispida   Eydoux & Souleyet,  1842 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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The frontal and anterolateral borders are thickly spinulated. The merus of 4th ambulatory legs are spinulated along entire anterior border.

Carapace covered with light-colored hairs. Antero-lateral border with five six acute dark-tipped spines and several similar spines on the carapace just inside the antero-lateral border and also just inside the spiny fronto-orbital border. Merus of the external maxillipeds extremely broad and short, with an elevated patch of denticles on its outer surface. Chelipeds, a little unequal, the larger one is not very much longer than the carapace. The arm, wrist, hand and dactylus are all studded with acute spines. Legs stout, not very much shorter than the chelipeds. The anterior surface of the last four joints fringed with hairs and the anterior edge of the merus spinate.

Synonym (s)
Domaecia hispida Eydoux and Souleyet, 1842
Cancer tridentatus Forskal, 1775

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
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  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -

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