Diogenes investigatoris   Alcock,  1905 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Diogenidae

Description
Antennal and antennular peduncles of equal length. Ophthalmic scales spinose throughout the free edge. Eyestalks just reach the base of the terminal joint of the antennular peduncle as well as that of the antennal peduncle. Antennal flagellum thickly setose and the antennal acicle does not reach the base of the terminal joint of its peduncle.
Both the chelipeds thickly setose. Left cheliped short and stout, merus with a distinct spine at the proximal end of the lower inner border and with indistinct denticles on the lower outer border; palm higher than long and the fixed finger not deflexed. A longitudinal row of spinules on the upper part of the outer surface of the palm.


Synonym (s)
Diogenes investigatoris Southwell, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Gut INDIA
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 01/01/1955)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chandrasekhara, G and Mishra, A (1986) The meiofauna and macrofauna of Digha beach, West Bengal, India Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 83(3-4) Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Reddy, KN (1995) Crustacea: Decapoda Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 367-389 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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/
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa

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