Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 58 Issue 1

First record of two goneplacid crabs off Devi estuary, Odisha coast, India
(Crustacea: Decapoda: Goneplacidae)

Biswaprajna Mohanty, Dipti Raut, Malay Kanti Dev Roy, Akkur V. Raman Lipika Patnaik, Aswini Nayak, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout and Bhagyashree Dash

Two species of goneplacid crabs, Carcinoplax longimana and C. longipes, are recorded for the first time from Odisha coast off Devi estuary, northeast coast of India. This finding is indicative of a range extension in the  distribution of the species northwards along the east coast. Considering the lack of information on brachyuran crabs from Odisha, this communication is an attempt in contributing to a database on this ecologically significant group of benthos.


brachyuran crabs; Carcinoplax longimana; Carcinoplax longipes; Devi estuary

Date : 30-06-2016