Halimede tyche   (Herbst,  1801) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Galenidae

Description
Small, hexagonal, flattish, thin crab; surface granular, hairy. Surface granules are large, tubercular. Front bilaminar, free frontal edge crenulate. Of the three antero-lateral teeth first tooth smaller, third tooth largest. Chelipeds subequal, outer surfaces of wrists and palms covered with raised flattered tubercles.


Synonym (s)
Cancer tyche Herbst, 1801
Helimede tyche Deb, 1994
Halimede hendersoni Nobili, 1905
Halimede thurstoni Henderson, 1895

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 03/1928)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.16) (Long: 85.83) INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 89.83) INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Deb, M (1995) Crustacea: Xanthidae Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 217-228 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2008) Checklist and distribution of Brachyuran crabs of West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 5(2) 191-214 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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