Etisus utilis   Jacquinot, in Jacquinot & Lucas,  1853 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Max length 15.0 cm CW (male).

Color: Reddish brown overall; tips of dactylus of legs red.

Carapace ovate, surfaces smooth; 8 large teeth on each anterolateral margin (often with smaller denticles between them); front divided into 2 distinctly truncate lobes, separated by narrow fissure. Carpus of cheliped with 2 large spines on inner margin.

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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Poisonous to eat )

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa

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