Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 55 Issue 1
Report of Xanthid crab Lophozozymous incisus (H. Mille Edwards, 1834) from the gut of Humpback red snapper Lutjanus gibbus
Rekha J. Nair, Lakshmi Pillai, P.K. Seetha and S.Dinesh Kumar
doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2013.55.1.01745-15
Abstract

Two specimens of Lophozozymous incisus were collected from the gut of Humpback red snapper Lutjanus gibbus caught in hooks and lines off Cochin. L. incisus belongs to Family Xanthidae, the largest family of brachyuran crabs. The crab has only been reported from Angrias Bank, Maharashtra and Orissa coast. This is the first report from the southern waters.

Keywords

Lophozozymous incisus, xanthid crab, Lutjanus gibbus, pebble crabs, gut contents.

Date : 30-05-2013