Trapezia guttata   Ruppell,  1830 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Color: Carapace yellowish brown or whitish, and the legs with small pink spots.

Outer surface of hand smooth and bald; no transverse series of red spots on the carapace.

Carapace yellowish brown or whitish, surface somewhat convex, smooth, and glossy. Chelipeds elongate, asymmetrical and smooth. Merus with 7-8 serrations along anterior margin. Carpus with 2 processes on inner margin. Ambulatory legs covered with numerous long setae, dactylus of distal 2 pairs are furnished with 2 longitudinal series of spines at distal half of ventral surface and tipped with short claw, but those of proximal 2 pairs are tipped with a longer claw. A specimen preserved in alcohol is marked with pink spots on its ambulatory leg.

Synonym (s)
Trapezia davaoensis Ward, 1941
Trapezia ferruginea var. ceylonica P. S. Chen, 1933
Trapezia miersi Ward, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.68) (Long: 73.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
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  • Paulson, O (1961) Studies on Crustacea of the Red Sea The Israel Program for Scientific Translations 1-164 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • CalPhotos Available at -
  • Deb, M and Rao, GC (1993) A check-list of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda)of Bay islands Journal Of The Andaman Science Association Andaman Science association, Port Blair 8(1-2) 25-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -

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