Clibanarius infraspinatus   (Hilgendorf,  1869) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Diogenidae

Description
Size: 5-22 mm

Color: When alive the carapace is yellowish green. The distal ends of chelipeds and other legs are yellow in color. The eyestalks are almost entirely covered by brown stripes, In formalin preserved specimens and the carapace is brownish pink and cheliped, periopods, eye stalk and antennal acicle are reddish brown. The yellow stripes on second and third legs appear red.

Eyestalks shorter than the antennular peduncles, antennal peduncles and also the anterior breadth of carapace. Chelipeds equal. Merus with a strong tooth at the proximal end of the lower inner border, distal upper margin serrated. Carpus with three strong spines in a row on upper inner margin and with a few scattered spines on the rest of the upper surface. Second and third pair of legs with dactylus longer than propodus. Outer surface of propodus of third left leg flatter than in Clibanarius clibanarius.

This species was found to occupy the shells of 15 species of gastropods.


Synonym (s)
Clibanarius infraspinatus Alcock, 1905
Clibanarius infraspinatus Thomas, 1989

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Arabian Sea
• SINGAPORE
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 03/09/1964, 06/09/1964)
• West Bengal, Junput INDIA (Record: 08/03/1966, 07/08/1976)
• West Bengal, Digha Ghat INDIA (Record: 08/08/1976)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 11/04/1978, 11/12/1980)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Beyt Island INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Hut Bay (Lat: 10.64) (Long: 92.57) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Harbindar Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, R.K. Pur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Butler Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Netaji Nagar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Nanjappa Nagar INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA

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