Eriphia smithii   MacLeay,  1838 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Eriphiidae

Description
Size: Length 6.0 cm CL (male)

Color: Dark reddish brown overall, with bright red eyes.

Carapace rectangular, anterior surface granulated; anterolateral margins with numerous spines, but without distinct teeth or lobes. Base of movable finger of larger claw with large molariform tooth.


Synonym (s)
Eriphia smithi McLeay, 1838

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Poisonous)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
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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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
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