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First records of four species of Petrolisthes (Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae) in Lakshadweep, India

  • Sanjeevi Prakash (a1), Thipramalai Thangappanpillai Ajith Kumar (a1), Mohan Gopi (a1) and Thangavel Balasubramanian (a1)

Abstract

Four porcellanid species, Petrolisthes coccineus (Owen, 1839), P. lamarckii (Leach, 1820), P. moluccensis (De Man, 1888) and P. tomentosus (Dana, 1852), are reported on the basis of specimens collected from an intertidal area of Agatti Island, Lakshadweep Archipelago in south-western India. All the four species are recorded from the archipelago for the first time, and P. moluccensis is new to the Indian fauna. Morphological diagnoses, notes on the habitats and distributions are provided for the four species.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: S. Prakash, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Porto Novo - 608502, Tamilnadu, India email: prakash.s1311@gmail.com

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First records of four species of Petrolisthes (Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae) in Lakshadweep, India

  • Sanjeevi Prakash (a1), Thipramalai Thangappanpillai Ajith Kumar (a1), Mohan Gopi (a1) and Thangavel Balasubramanian (a1)

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