Camptandrium sexdentatum   Stimpson,  1858 (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Carapace hexagonal, slightly convex, surface covered with short, stiff setae. Front 1/3 of width of carapace slightly concave in dorsal view. Anterior two third of carapace well divided into elevated symmetrical areas of tubercular or variable sizes which in turn covered with granules of minute sizes. Antero lateral sides of carapace 3 dentate. Postero lateral margin weavy, granular and double edged. Posterior margin granular and perfectly straight; forms 90° angle on either side. Supra orbital edge weavy; lower orbital border well developed and with a dent on its inner corner. Chelipeds narrow, weak and shorter than legs, fingers concave internally. Leg joints long, narrow, edges hairy. One sub terminal spinule present on the upper edge of merii of 2nd and 3rd pair of legs of young males and absent in females.
Camptandrium sexdentatum differs from the other known species of the genus Camptandrium japonicum in having 3 obtuse anterolateral teeth and slender legs.

Synonym (s)
Camptandrium sexdentatum Kemp, 1915
Camptandrium sexdentatum Sakai, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Ennore INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 09/1914)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.46) (Long: 85.1) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.9) (Long: 85.58) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • DEB, M (1995) Crustacea: Brachyura Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka Lake ZSI, Calcutta 345-366 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Flickr Available at -
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2008) Brachyuran biodiversity of some selected brackishwater lakes of India Proceedings of Taal2007: The 12th World Lake Conference 496-499 Available at -
  • 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

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