Uca urvillei   (H. Milne Edwards,  1852) (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: David Gillikin and Anouk Verheyden

A large sized, narrow fronted species; the only Uca in the area with a long row of tubercles on the floor of the orbit and with the dactylus of the major claw having a long, distinct groove covering most of its length; upper margin of major claw yellow-orange near the base of immobile finger, orange-red (carapace width about 3 cm).

Burrowing to about 50 cm depth.

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Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy
Prey:  Detritus


• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jaroensutas, M and Jaroensutasinee, K (2004) Morphology, density, and sex ratio of fiddler crabs from southern Thailand (Decapoda, Brachyura, Ocypodidae) Crustaceana (Leiden) 77(5) Available at - Zoological Records
  • Litulo, C (2005) Population structure and reproductive biology of the fiddler crab Uca urvillei (Brachyura: Ocypodidae) in Maputo Bay (south Mozambique) Journal of Natural History 39(25) 2307-2318 Available at - Zoological records(mozambique-marine)
  • Kensley, B (1981) On the Zoogeography of Southern Afrian Decapod Crustacea, with a distributional checklist of the species Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 338 23377 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Vannini, M and Valmori, P (1981) Researches on the coast of Somalia. The shore and the dune of Sar Uanle. 31. Ocypodidae and Gecarcinidae (Decapoda Brachyura) Monitore Zoologico Italiano Supplemento 14 (14) 199-226 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • madeinNYS.com Available at - http://www.madeinnys.com/

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