Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 50 Issue 2
New record of brachyuran crabs from the Chennai coast
S. Lakshmi Pillai and P. Thirumilu
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.
Brachyuran crabs, Corystidae, Xanthidae, Chennai coast
Date : 06-06-2009