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land crab

Habitat:

it occurs even inside houses..

Notes:

this female crab is full of eggs... the eggs can be seen on its belly...



1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 7 years ago
Land Crab
Discoplax rotunda Discoplax

10 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Epigrapsus politus

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Crabs had different colours in different atmospheres..I find similar shape. Let's find similar again. Actually its from Genus of Land crabs. Others do not match.

rivu.ghorai
rivu.ghorai 7 years ago

@ashish it is not rotunda. it has more pointed corners not rounded like rotunda and the color of legs seems different..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Its very much like Discoplax rotunda

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

Ashish, possibly one of the mangrove crab families? I don't even know if there are mangroves in India.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Wow interesting.. now..!!

rivu.ghorai
rivu.ghorai 7 years ago

@ashish i have added the picture of upper side..

rivu.ghorai
rivu.ghorai 7 years ago

no problem.. i will get the pic tomorrow..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Do you have top view of this crab...?
Need to see back to identify specie..

Haldia, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.30, Long: 87.90

Spotted on Jul 15, 2011
Submitted on Jul 15, 2011

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