Heteopilumnus ciliatus   (Stimpson)  (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

Description
Size: Width 12 mm

Small, hairy, subquadrilateral crab; anterior third broad, convex, posterior half of carapace flat, depressed. Post frontal ridge and antero-lateral sides of crab fringed with very long yellow silky hairs, other parts covered by short velvety hairs. Front obliquely bilobed, outer angle rounded. Anterolateral sides of carapace four lobed. Chelipeds and leg joints thickly fringed with very long fine yellow silky hairs.


Synonym (s)
Pilumnoplax ciliatus Stimpson 1833
Heteropilumnus ciliatus Sakai 1933

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1979)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Deb, M (1995) Crustacea: Xanthidae Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 217-228 Available at - NIO, Goa

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