Eucrate crenata var. dentata

Family
Subfamily
   Genus
Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838
Euryplacinae Stimpson, 1871
Eucrate

Species Name : Eucrate crenata var. dentata Stimpson, 1858

Identification Key

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.

Synonymy

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.

Habitat

Bottoms of sand or sandy mud, depth 35 to 100 meters.

Distribution

Seychelles, Hongkong, China, Korea, Taiwan, Red Sea, India.

India

East and West Coast, Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Description

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.