Spanner crab Ranina ranina recorded off Puducherry coast

Pradeep, S and Vishnu, P G and Sarada, P T and Narayanakumar, R (2021) Spanner crab Ranina ranina recorded off Puducherry coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 247. p. 36. ISSN ISSN 0254-380X

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    The Spanner crab or Red Frog crab Ranina ranina (Linnaeus, 1758) a true brachyuran crab is the only extant species of its genus in the Family Raninidae. The species characteristically has an elongated, anteriorly broad, reddish brown carapace covered by low rounded scale like spines. Geographically they are distributed in the Indo Pacific region in sandy substrata at depths between 10 and 70 m and are commercially exploited in Hawaii, Japan, Seychelles and parts of Australia mainly using baited traps.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Spanner crab; Puducherry coast
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 05:07
    Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 05:07

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