Uca (Celuca) lactea annulipes   Milne-Edwards  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Color: Carapace black in life with 3 to 4 light blue transverse bands crossing the entire width, manus of the major cheliped reddish pink. Meri of walking legs and minor cheliped red or pale red in both sexes.

Carapace 3/5th as long as wide, much broader than long, deep, subquadrilateral in shape; regions not outlines; true lateral sides of carapace moderately convergent posteriorly. Front 1/5 to 1/6th of width; antero lateral angles of carapace acute, claw like. Outer surface of large palm of male cheliped smooth, two oblique granular ridges present on inner surface; one ridge continuous with the dentry edge of fixed finger and other running to the lower edge of same finger. One enlarged tooth near the tip of fixed finger gives it a notched, truncate appearance.

Synonym (s)
Gelasimus annulipes H. M. Edwards, 1837
Uca annulipes Balss, 1922
Uca (Celuca) lactea annulipes Sakai, 1976
Uca (Celuca) lactea annulipes Crane, 1975
Uca lactea annuilpes Chakraborty, et al., 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 03/1914)
• West Coast INDIA
• Mergui MYANMAR
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 17/03/1985)
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Golbari Khal INDIA (Record: 06/03/1985)
• East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • DEB, M (1995) Crustacea: Brachyura Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka Lake ZSI, Calcutta 345-366 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
  • Bairagi, N (1995) Ocypodidae: Decapoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 263-287 Available at - NIO, Goa

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