Xanthias lamarcki   (H. Milne Edwards,  1834) (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Xanthidae

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Description
Carapace and chelipeds thickly covered with fine granules. Palm of cheliped with three longitudinal grooves on outer surface. Ambulatory legs are not fringed with hair.
The anterior and antero-lateral parts of the carapace are to a variable extent granular, the posterior part is generally quite smooth. Fronto-orbtial region marked off by a sinuous groove, gastric region well delimited and fairly distinctly divided into 3 sub-regions. Antero-lateral border divided into four broadish granular lobes, the last two of which are more acuminate than the others. Chelipeds equal in both sexes, stout rather short. Upper edge of meropodites of legs very finely serrulate. Surface of next three joints closely granular in the vicinity of the upper edge. Some longish hairs scattered along the upper border of the last four, also along the ventral borders of the last two joints.


Synonym (s)
Xantho lamarckii H. Milne Edwards, 1834

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA
• East Coast 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 - http://www.nio.org/Biology/brachyuran/index.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/
  • Sankarankutty, C (1966) On Decapoda Brachyura from the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 347-362 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2394/1/Article_32.pdf
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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