Charybdis merguiensis   (de Man)  1888 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Teeth on the frontal lobe of crab acute. An acute spine on the posterior border of the carpus of the last pair of legs present. The sixth abdominal tergum of male as long as broad.

Synonym (s)
Goniosoma merguiense de Man 1888
Charybdis merguiensis Barnard 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1995)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 20/06/1986)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 1922-1923)

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
  • Bhadra, S (1995) Portunidae: Decapoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 249-262 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -

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