crenata var. dentata
Name : Eucrate crenata var. dentata Stimpson,
Anterolateral borders cut into four teeth (including the orbital angle)
of which the 2nd and 4th are hardly distinguishable; front with the
median notch almost obsolete; dactylus of last pair of legs palmulate.
Heteroplax dentatus Stimpson 1858, Proc. Ac. Nat. Sci. Philad,
p. 94. Alcock 1900, J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, vol. 69 (II), p. 301 Chhapgar
1957. Marine Crabs of Bombay State, p. 39, pl. 11.
Bottoms of sand or sandy mud, depth 35 to 100 meters.
Seychelles, Hongkong, China, Korea, Taiwan, Red Sea, India.
East and West Coast, Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Carapace smooth, its length about five-sixths of its breadth. The
front is entire, the median notch being inconspicuous or absent. The
outer orbital angle and the third tooth of the antero-lateral borders
are large and acute, while the 2nd and 4th teeth are quite inconspicuous.
Chelipeds less than twice the length of the carapace, not much longer
than the legs, especially in the female. Legs smooth, the last 3 joints
more or less ciliated, in the 4th (last) pair the propodite and dactylus
are broader and more compressed than the other legs.