Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 39 Issue 1&2

A study on pinnotheres crabs associated with newly recorded Soletellina violacea (Lam.) and Placuna placenta (Linn.)

S.G. Yeragi and S.S. Yeragi

The present paper deals with association of Pinnotheres crabs as commensalist in Soletellina violacea and Placuna placenta. The sex-wise percentage composition of Pinnoheres maculatus (Say) varies in Soletellina Both the sexes of Pinnoheres maculatus were highest in the month of July (16.12%) and highest percentage of female crabs noticed (63-7046) during January to March. In PIacuna placenta the percentage of female crab was highest in December (70.0%) and lowest in July (25.0%).



Date : 30-12-1997