Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 55 Issue 1
First record of two porcellanid crabs from Gujarat state, India (Crustacea: Decapoda: Porcellanidae)
J. N Trivedi and K. D. Vachhrajani
doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2013.55.1.01756-09

Gujarat state of India harbors longest coastline in the country which supports rich marine diversity but the marine crab fauna of the state is poorly studied. In the present study two species of Porcellanid crabs, Petrolisthes boscii (Audouin, 1826) and Petrolisthes lamarckii (Leach,1820) were reported for the first time from Gujarat state, India. The taxonomic description of the two species is given in detail.


Crustacea, Porcellanidae, Petrolisthes boscii, Petrolisthes lamarckii, Gujarat.

Date : 30-05-2013