Menippe rumphii   (Fabricius,  1798) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Menippidae

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Description
Max. size: 9 cm.

Broad, large thick convex crab, proto and mesogastric areas well outlined. Front 1/5 of the greatest width of carapace, two rounded lobes, teeth like, with tubercular outer angles. Four sharp antero-lateral teeth, last two teeth prominent. Chelipeds very stout slightly unequal, fingers dark brown colored, short and stout.


Synonym (s)
Cancer rumphi Fabricius, 1793
Menippe rumphii Deb, 1994
Menippe rumphii (Fabricius, 1798)
(Senior synonym)
Alpheus Rumphii Weber, 1795
Cancer rumphii Fabricius, 1798
Pseudocarcinus bellangerii H. Milne Edwards, 1834

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• West Bengal, Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1923-1925)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Persian Gulf
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 1923-1925)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• 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)
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  • Simoes, N; Apel, M and David, AJ (2001) Intertidal habitats and decapod faunal assemblages (Crustacea: Decapoda) of Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers 449 81-97
  • Kensley, B (1981) On the Zoogeography of Southern Afrian Decapod Crustacea, with a distributional checklist of the species Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 338 23377 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • Flickr Available at - http://www.flickr.com/
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  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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 - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7950/1/Dineshbabu-Fishing_Chimes_30(10%2611).pdf
  • 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
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi NC (2007) Brachyuran diversity in coastal ecosystems of Tamil Nadu Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 4(2) 169-192 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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