Lissocarcinus polybioides [Status Unaccepted]   Adams and White  1849 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Carapace as long as broad, flat, obovate; front broadly triangular, notched at tip.

Carapace as long as broad, obovate with the posterior part truncated and much constricted, flat, smooth except for a low transverse ridge passing obliquely inwards from the last tooth of either antero-lateral border. Front projecting far beyond the well pronounced inner supra-orbital angles, lamellar, horizontal, broadly triangular with the apex rather deeply notched. Antero-lateral borders curved, cut into 5 anteriorly acuminate teeth of which the first is the largest and the 5th the smallest. Posterior border of dorsum of carapace forming a curve with the postero-lateral borders. Orbits small, their major diameter less than a third the width of the inter-orbital space; two faint grooves in the upper border, the inner angle of the lower border dentiform but not prominent. Chelipeds moderately stout, longer and stouter than the legs, a little longer than the carapace; inner angle of wrist dentiform. Hand smooth, except for 2 crests. Fingers stout, a little shorter than the palm. Merus of last pair of legs twice as long as broad, with slightly curved gradually convergent sides.

Synonym (s)
Lissocarcinus polubioides Adams & White 1848

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy


• West Coast, Malabar (Lat: 10) (Long: 72.65) INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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
  • Apel, M and Vassily Spiridonov, A (1998) Taxonomy and zoogeography of the portunid crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae) of the Arabian Gulf and adjacent waters Fauna of Arabia 17 159-331
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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