Sesarma edwardsi   de Man,  1887 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Carapace square, lateral border with a sharp tooth. Spine absent on upper border of arm, only a short spine in inner border of arm. Upper surface o wrist and dactylus, outer surface of palm, lower surface of fixed finger closely covered with tubercles. Abdomen, in male, very broad.

Synonym (s)
Sesarma edwardsi Tweedie, 1936

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.78) INDIA
• West Bengal, Basirhat INDIA (Record: 05/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 27/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Ballykhal INDIA (Record: 17/08/1988)
• Kerala INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• West Bengal, Majerchar INDIA (Record: 08/04/1989)
• West Bengal, Phuleshwar INDIA (Record: 06/04/1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Paul, S and Nandi, NC Studies on intertidal macrozoobenthos of Hugli river in and around Calcutta in relation to water and soil conditions Occasional paper no 213 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 1-135 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Alcock, A (1968) Materials for a carcinological fauna of India the Brachyura Oxyrhyncha The Baptist Mission Press 1 1-456 Available at - Pune University, Pune
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kathiresan, k (2000) A review of studies on Pichavaram mangrove, southeast India Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands 430 108-205 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ghosh, SK (1995) Crustacea: Decapoda: Grapsidae Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 229-248 Available at - NIO, Goa

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