New Record of Two Species of False Crabs, Pisidia gordoni (Johnson, 1970) and Porcellanella triloba White, 1851(Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae) from the Northeastern Coast of India

Parimita Chowdhury

Crustacea Division, Zoological Survey of India, Fire Proof Spirit Building 27, Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, Kolkata-700016, West Bengal, India.

Santanu Mitra *

Crustacea Division, Zoological Survey of India, Fire Proof Spirit Building 27, Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, Kolkata-700016, West Bengal, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present paper reports two species of false crab (Anomura: Porcellanidae) for the first time from the coastal waters of West Bengal, as well as from the entire northern east coast of India. A short diagnosis of these two species, Pisidia gordoni (Johnson, 1970) and Porcellanella triloba White, 1851, is incorporated in this present communication with their distribution and habitat. The presence of these two species suggests the paucity of inventorisation and research on this groups of crustacean fauna and there is a need of extensive survey to investigate the proper diversity and distribution of porcelain crabs in the east coast of India.

Keywords: Anomura, Northeastern coast, porcellanid crabs, West Bengal


How to Cite

Chowdhury , P., & Mitra , S. (2023). New Record of Two Species of False Crabs, Pisidia gordoni (Johnson, 1970) and Porcellanella triloba White, 1851(Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae) from the Northeastern Coast of India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(21), 131–136. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i213678

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Osawa M, Chan TY. Part III Porcellanidae (Porcelain crabs); In Crustacean Fauna of Taiwan: Crab-like Anomurans (Hippoidea, Lithoidoidea and Porcellanidae), edited by T Y Chan, (Keelung: National Taiwan University). 2010;67-181.

Josileen J, Maheswarudu G, Jignesh P T, Sreesanth L, Ragesh N. A new record of Porcellana persica Haig, 1966 (Decapoda, Anomura, Porcellanidae) From the Arabian Sea, India. Crustaceana. 2020;93(9-10):1079-1089.

Prakash S, Thangappan T, Kumar A, Khan SA. Checklist of the Porcellanidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) of India. Check List. 2013;9(6):1514-1518.

Sarojini R, Nagabhushanam R. Notes on the porcellanid crabs. Crustacea :Anomura) from Waltair coast. Journal of the Zoological Society of India.1968;20(1-2):149-163.

Dev Roy MK. Diversity and distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal. Journal of Environment and Sociobiology. 2010;7(2):147-187.

Johnson DS. The Galatheidea (Crustacea: Decapoda) of Singapore and adjacent waters. Bulletin of the National Museum of Singapore. 1970;(35):1-44.

Hiller A, Harkantra S, Werding B. Porcellanid crabs from Goa, eastern Arabian Sea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Porcellanidae). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 2010;107(3):201-212.

Sankarankutty C. On the porcellanid crab, Porcellanella triloba White (Crustacea -Anomura) a commensal on sea pen, with remarks on allied species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India. 1961;3:96-100.

Southwell T, Report on the Anomura collected by Mr. James Hornell at Okha Mandal in Kattiawar in 1905-6, In Report to the Government of Baroda on the marine ecology of Okha Mandal in Kattiawar, Part I,edited by J. Hornell, (London). 1909;105-123.

Sankolli KN. On the Porcellanidae (Crustacea: Anomura) of Ratnagiri along the west coast of India, Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea. Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp, 1pp. 1968;295–313.

Beleem I, Poriya P, Gohil B. Diversity and distribution of porcelain crabs of Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Animal Biosystematics IJAB. 2017;13(1):41-51.

Pati SK, Sahu KC, Swain D, Baliarsingh SK, Sharma RM. Marine crabs (Decapoda: Anomura and Brachyura), In State of Maharashtra, State Fauna Series 20, Part-2,edited by Director ZSI, (Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata). 2012;381–385.

Gravely FH. Orders Decapoda (except Paguridea) and Stomatopoda. In: The Littoral Fauna of KrusadaiIsland in the Gulf of Mannar, edited by Superintendent, Government Museum (Chennai, India), 1927;1(1):135-155.

Sankarankutty C. On three species of Porcellanids (Crustacea - Anomura) from the Gulf of Mannar. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India. 1963; 5(2):273-279.

Henderson JR. A contribution to Indian Carcinology. Transactions of Linnaean Society of Zoology, London. 1893;5:325-458.

Ramanandan R. On the occurrence of PorcellanellapictaStimpson (Decapoda: Anomura) in the Gulf of Kutch. The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 1966;63(3):770-771.

Kumaralingam S, Raghunathan C. First report on Neopetrolisthes maculates (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) associated with Stichodactylahaddoni (Saville-Kent, 1893) from Grub Island, Andaman Islands. Proceedings of International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2017;7(1):20-24.

Thomson JA, Simpson JJ. An account of the Alcyonarians collected by the Royal Indian marine survey ship Investigator in the Indian Ocean. 1909;1-316.

Ramakrishna, Sarkar J, Talukdar S. Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recommendations on their conservation. Rec. Zool. Surv. India. 2003;101(3-4):1-23.

Tudu PC, Ray D, Mohapatra A. A checklist of Indian sea pen (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Pennatulacea). Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences. 2018;47(05):1014-1017.

White A. Descriptions of some apparently new species of Annomura (collected by Mr. Macgillivray during the voyage of H. M. S. Rattlesnake). In Narrative of the voyage of H. M. S. Rattlesnake during the years 1846-1850,edited by J. Macgillivray,(T. & W. Boone, London). 1851;387-395

Haig J. Sur une collection de Crustaces Porcellanes (Anomura: Porcellanidae) de Madagascar et des Comores. Cah. ORSTOM, Oceanography. 1966;3:39- 50.