Classification, Biodiversity and Conservation of Marine Commercial Crabs of India

Josileen, Jose (2017) Classification, Biodiversity and Conservation of Marine Commercial Crabs of India. In: Training Manual on Species Identification. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 160-171. ISBN 978-93-82263-16-6

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    Abstract

    One of the best known and most intensely studied groups is the true crabs of the infraorder Brachyura. Brachyuran crabs belong to the Order Decapoda, the most diverse group of crustaceans alive today (Ng et al., 2008). The known size of crabs now ranges from a maximum leg span of approximately 4 m in the giant Japanese spider crab Macrocheira kaempferi and a maximum carapace width of 46 cm in the giant Tasmanian crab Pseudocarcinus gigas to a minimum of 1.5 mm across the carapace for a mature ovigerous female pinnotherid, Nannotheres moorei, the smallest known species of crab. Every living thing is classified into one of the three domains.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Crabs
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2017 05:55
    Last Modified: 27 May 2017 05:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11869

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