Charybdis erythrodactyla   (Lamarck,  1818) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Carapace naked and glossy; no transverse ridges behind the level of the last anterolateral teeth. Front has rather obtuse, narrow teeth. Basal antenna-joint has one obtuse tooth.

Carapace naked and glossy. The lobule at the external angle of the basal antennal-joint touches the front and completely excludes the flagellum from the orbital hiatus. The margin of the posterior border of the carapace forms a curve with the posterolateral borders. The anterolateral border is cut into four large and two very small teeth. The four median frontal teeth are not very dissimilar to the lateral frontal teeth. No spine on the posterior border of the arm of the cheliped.

Synonym (s)
Portunus erythrodactylus Lamarck, 1818

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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 -
  • Rao, GS; Suseelan, C and Kathirvel, M (1989) Crustacean resources of the Lakshadweep islands Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 72-76 Available at -
  • Stender, GK and Stender, YO Available at -

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