Thalamita pilumnoides   Borradaile,  1902 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Four anterolateral teeth. Crest on basal antennal joint bearing 4 blunt teeth.

Carapace and limbs very hairy. The front bent downwards, slightly arched, and bilobed, the angles of each lobe being slightly produced. The inner supraorbital lobes nearly straight, sloping backwards and inwards, less than half the width of the frontal lobes; side teeth four in number (including the orbital tooth), the third being the smallest. The hinder edge of the carapace concave, forming a gentle curve with the side edge. The sixth abdominal segment of the male broader than long. The basal joint of the antenna about equal to the orbit in width, its crest with four blunt teeth. The chelipeds stout, unequal with three granular ridges on the outside of the hand, the areas between the ridges smooth, the underside smooth, the upper side covered with sharp tubercles. The fingers shorter than the palm, the wrist with one spine at the inner angle and three small ones on the outside. A spine on the hinder edge of the last meropodite and two or three spinules on the hinder edge of the last propodite.

Closely resemblance with Thalamita admeta.

Synonym (s)
Thalamita pilumnoides Borradaile, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep 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)
  • (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 -
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2005) Brachyuran diversity of coral reef ecosystems in India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 220-231 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 -
  • KANI-chan Available at -

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