First report of a deep sea spider crab, Encephaloides armstrongi Wood-Mason and Alcock, 1891 from Gujarat waters of India

Dash, Gyanaranjan and Koya, Mohammed and Makwana Nayan, P (2017) First report of a deep sea spider crab, Encephaloides armstrongi Wood-Mason and Alcock, 1891 from Gujarat waters of India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 46 (5). pp. 982-985.

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    Abstract

    A single specimen of the male crab (3.0 cm carapace length and 3.8 g body weight) was collected from the incidental catch sample of a multiday trawler operating at a depth range of 107-132 m off Gujarat coast of India. The detailed morphometric measurements and diagnostic features with updated systematics have been presented in this paper. The crab has well devolved branchial region and thrive in the oxygen minimum zone of the sea.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Deep sea spider crab; Encephaloides armstrongi; Veraval; Gujarat
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Veraval
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 09:01
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 09:01
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12043

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