New record of brachyuran crabs from the Chennai coast

Pillai, S Lakshmi and Thirumilu, P (2008) New record of brachyuran crabs from the Chennai coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (2). pp. 238-240.


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Three species of brachyuran crabs from two families, Jonas indica (Chopra, 1935) belonging to the family Corystidae, and Demania baccalipes (Alcock, 1898) and D. indiana Deb, 1986 belonging to the family Xanthidae, are reported for the first time from the Chennai coast. The crabs were obtained from a depth of 30-60 m in the trawl bycatch. The morphological features, colour and distribution of these crabs are given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brachyuran crabs; Chennai
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 11:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:15

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