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Title: First report of a deep sea spider crab, Encephaloides armstrongi Wood-Mason and Alcock, 1891 from Gujarat waters of India
Authors: Dash, Gyanaranjan
Koya, Mohammed K.
Makwana, Nayan P.
Keywords: Deep sea spider crab;Encephaloides armstrongi;Veraval;Gujarat
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A single specimen of the male crab (3.0 cm carapace length and 3.8 g body weight) was collected from the incidental catch sample of a multiday trawler operating at a depth range of 107-132 m off Gujarat coast of India. The detailed morphometric measurements and diagnostic features with updated systematics have been presented in this paper. The crab has well devolved branchial region and thrive in the oxygen minimum zone of the sea.
Page(s): 982-985
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.46(05) [May 2017]

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