Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 60 Issue 1

On new record of brachyuran crab Scopimera crabicauda Alcock, 1900 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from India

Jigneshkumar N. Trivedi and Kauresh D. Vachhrajani

The brachyuran crab Scopimera crabicauda Alcock, 1900 belonging to family Dotillidae, was recorded for the first time in Indian waters. The specimens were collected from different coastal areas of Beyt Dwarka (22° 27’ 50’ N; 69° 08’ 22’’ E), Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat. The species is so far reported from Persian Gulf, Iran, Oman, Qatar, UAE and Pakistan. Morphological description of the species is given in the report. 


Scopimera, Gujarat, brachyuran crab, sandy-muddy habitat, India.

Date : 13-07-2018