Dardanus imbricatus   (H. Milne Edwards,  1848) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Diogenidae

Description
In living condition, it is cream colored with a few scattered pinkish dots on the legs and eyestalks. The squamiform tubercles are quite evident on the left palm, propodus and dactylus of third left leg.

Synonym (s)
Pagurus imbricatus Milne Edwards, 1848
Pagurus imbricatus Henderson, 1888
Pagurus imbricatus Alcock, 1905
Dardanus imbricatus Witherington, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• INDONESIA
• 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, Dugong Creek (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Butler Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Nanjappa Nagar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman, Netaji Nagar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Khan, SA and Natarajan, R (1984) Hermit crab of Porto Novo coast (Decapoda: Anomura) Miscellaneous publication occasional paper no 67 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 39838 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sahu, MK; Murugan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2006) Crustacean resources of the coral reef environment of the little Andaman island, India Fishing Chimes 26(6) 56-59 Available at - NIO, Goa

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