Sesarma taeniolatum   White,  1847 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Carapace deep, square, dorsally flat. Lateral sides with one tooth. Chelipeds similar in both sexes. Outer surface of arm, wrist and palm granular. A granular ridge present on inner surface of palm. Fingers meet a tip.

Synonym (s)
Sesarma taeniolatum Chakraborty, Choudhury & Deb, 1986

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 09/1983)
• West Bengal, Prentice Island (Lat: 21.67) (Long: 88.27) INDIA
• West Bengal, Bhangaduni Island INDIA (Record: 09/1983)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, 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
  • Chakraborty, SK and Choudhury, A (1992) Ecological studies on the zonation of Brachyuran crabs in a virgin mangrove island of Sundarbans, India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 189-194 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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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