Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 56 Issue 2

First record of Macrophthalmus laevis A. Milne Edwards, 1867 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Macrophthalmidae) from India


J. N. Trivedi, G. M. Soni, S. Arya and K. D. Vachhrajani

Brachyuran crab species belonging to family Macrophthalmidae Dana 1851 are mostly found in mangrove and mudflat intertidal area. Six species belonging to sub family Macrophthalminae Dana 1851, genus Macrophthalmus Desmarest, 1823 were reported from different mangrove and mudflat areas of Gujarat state. The present study reports the presence of Macrophthalmus laevis A. Milne Edwards, 1867 for the first time from India. The detailed description of the species is given.



Brachyuran crab, Macrophthalmus laevis, mangroves, India.


Date : 15-11-2014