Grapsus grapsus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Grapsidae

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Description
Size: Max length 7.7 cm CL (male)


Synonym (s)
Cancer grapsus Linnaeus, 1758
Cancer jumpibus Swire, 1938
Grapsus altifrons Stimpson, 1860
Grapsus maculatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853
Grapsus ornatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853
Grapsus pictus Lamarck, 1801

Common Name (s)
• Sally Lightfoot Crab (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• East Coast, Coromandel (Lat: 14) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Starfish Available at - http://www.starfish.ch/
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa

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