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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C

Occurrence of violet vinegar crab Episesarma versicolor Tweedie, 1940 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) in mangroves of Pichavaram and Vellar, Tamil Nadu


Author(s): Ganesh Manikantan, Syed Ajmal Khan, Somasundarannair Lyla, Mohamed Esa Syed Abdul Rahman, Mathanraj Victorraj

Abstract: During the present study on the diversity of brachyuran crabs from the mangroves of Pichavaram and Vellar, five male specimens of a sesarmid crab having stunning blend of violet and white pincers were caught from burrows at the base of mangrove trees. On closer examination, the species was found to be different from the other species which were already recorded. This was identified as Episesarma versicolor with the help of taxonomic keys. This happens to be the first report of this species from the mangroves of Tamil Nadu.

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Ganesh Manikantan, Syed Ajmal Khan, Somasundarannair Lyla, Mohamed Esa Syed Abdul Rahman, Mathanraj Victorraj. Occurrence of violet vinegar crab Episesarma versicolor Tweedie, 1940 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) in mangroves of Pichavaram and Vellar, Tamil Nadu. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(2):166-169.
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