First Record of Red Frog Crab Ranina ranina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brachyura: Raninidae) from South West Coast of India

Raheem, P K and Raju, B and Ambarish, Gop P and Anil, M K and Gomathi, P and Surya, S and Saleela, K N (2018) First Record of Red Frog Crab Ranina ranina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brachyura: Raninidae) from South West Coast of India. Bio Bulletin, 4 (2). pp. 13-16. ISSN 2454-7913

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    Abstract

    The present report is the first record of the Ranina ranina (Linnaeus, 1758) from vizhinjam, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala located along the south-west coast of India. A specimen of Ranina ranina measuring 108 mm in carapace width were caught by a bottom set gill net operated along the Vizhinjam coastal waters in February 2018. Identification and description of the recorded crab, photographs and measurments of the single specimen. This is the first record of the Red frog crab Ranina ranina from the south west coast of India. Earlier it is reported from the South East coast, Gulf of Mannar, India.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: First record, Spannercrab, Ranina ranina, South west coast of India, Vizhinjam.
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 05:46
    Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 05:46
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13048

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