Lachnopodus subacutus   (Stimpson,  1858) (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Antero-lateral borders not cristiform, divided into four broad, blunt, shallow lobes, of which the first two are almost confluent. Length of carapace much more than half its breadth, upper border of meropodites of legs spiny.

Carapace in its anterior two-thirds strongly convex from before backwards and a little convex from side to side, flat in its posterior third; perfectly smooth and polished. The antero-lateral border is divided into four broad shallow lobes, of which the first two are almost confluent. Front much less than a fourth the greatest width of the carapace, bilobed, the outer angle of each lobe separated from the supra-orbital margin by a notch and groove. Chelipeds unequal, smooth and polish legs rather thick, smooth, a few scattered hairs along the upper border of the last three and long border of the last two joints, the dactylus also furred. The upper border of the meropodites of all the legs as well as of the arm, is microscopically serrulate or crenulate.

Synonym (s)
Liomera subacuta Stimpson, 1858
Lioxantho tumidus Alcock, 1898
Liomera subacutus Stimpson, 1858

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• 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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