Notes on animal associations. 3. A parthenopid Crab, Harrovia albolineata Adams & White on a Mariametrid crinoid, lamprometra sp.

Jones, S and Sankarankutty, C (1960) Notes on animal associations. 3. A parthenopid Crab, Harrovia albolineata Adams & White on a Mariametrid crinoid, lamprometra sp. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 2 (2). pp. 194-195.

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Abstract

Insrances of decapod crustaceans living in association with crinoids are known (Hyman, 1955) and from Indian waters one such example of Galathea elegans living in association with Antedon has been recorded by Southwell (1909) from Okha in the Gulf of Kutch. The same species of anomuran crab was reported from South Africa by Barnard (1950) as commensal on another crinoid, Tropiometra carinata. The brachyuran crab, Harrovia albolineata Adams & White, has already been recorded to live in association with comatulids by Serene et al. (1957-58) in the Gulf of Nhatrang, Vietnam. In this article an association between H. albolineata and Lamprometra sp. is recorded.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mariametrid crinoid; Crab; lamprometra sp.
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1401
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:31 Jul 2010 10:48
Last Modified:31 Jul 2010 10:48

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