Geograpsus crinipes   (Dana,  1851) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Grapsidae

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Description
Color (in life): Bright red

The carapace is quite flat and the lateral borders are thin and well defined throughout their extent, are slightly divergent posteriorly. The transverse markings are distinct and nearly straight. The four tubercles along the line of flexion of the front are salient, and the free edge of the front is quite straight. The notch near the outer end of the lower border of the orbit is large and the lobule external to the notch is denticulate. The epistome is well defined from the palate by a granular or pectinate ridge. The chelipeds in the male are nearly equal, but in the female they are unequal. The squamiform markings on the arm, wrist and lower portion of the hand are distinct, as also are the vesiculous granules on the upper surface of the palm and dactylus.


Synonym (s)
Grapsus crinipes Dana, 1851
Geograpsus antelmei Ward, 1942

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.68) (Long: 73.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

Literature Source(s)
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