Uca (Deltuca) rosea   (Tweedie)  (Crab)
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Class: Malacostraca

Carapace without antero-lateral margins. Anterolateral angles acute and produced. Dorso-lateral margins strongly converging. Frontal groove narrow. Orbits strongly oblique and with smooth floor. Two grooves running almost entire length of major dactyl. Chela tip forceps-like in large chela of male. Gonopod with broad anterior and posterior flanges, inner process broad, flat and well developed.

Synonym (s)
Gelasimus roseus Tweedie, 1937
Uca (Deltuca) rosea Bairagi and Misra, 1988

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 21/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 05/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 17/03/1985)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bairagi, N (1995) Ocypodidae: Decapoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 263-287 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa

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