Tachypleus gigas   (Muller,  1785) (Trilobate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Merostomata


Synonym (s)

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



• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Delta INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Khan, RA (2003) Observations on some aspects of the biology of horse-shoe crab Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda (Latreille) on mud flats of Sunderban estuarine region Records of the Zoological Survey of India 101(Part 1-2) 39836
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Sluys, R (1983) A new marine triclad ectoparasitic on Malaysian and Indonesian horseshoe crabs (Patyhelminthes, Turbellaria, Tricladida) Contributions to Zoology 53 (2) 218-226 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Kungsuwan, A (1995) Toxic horseshoe crab eggs Thai Fisheries Gazette 48(5) 467-471 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Chowdhury, SH and Hafizuddin, AKM (1980) Horse-shoe crabs (Chelicerata: Merostomata) occurring along the south-east coasts of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 8(1) Available at - Zoological Records (Bangladesh)
  • Fernando, AS and Fernando, OJ (2002) A field guide to the common invertebrates of the east coast of India Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology 1-258 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Chadha, S and Sekar, KC (1999) Bhitarkanika:myth and reality Nataraj publishers, Dehra Dun Available at - NIO, Goa

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