Checklist of brachyuran mangrove crabs of Kerala, India

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Kurian Mathew Abraham
Apreshgi Kolothuthara Prakasan


Checklist of Brachyuran mangrove crabs from Kerala, west coast of India has been listed in this paper with re-validation of nomenclature since many of the crab species has been re-named so far and no report has been made from Kerala mangroves. A total of 18 truly mangrove crabs were identified from different mangroves associated with estuaries along western coastline of Kerala state. Among which 4 crab genera were re-named and re-validated and all species were photo-documented during the present study. The paper enlists the taxonomic account of the true mangrove crabs known so far from Kerala mangrove ecosystems

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Abraham, K.M. and Prakasan, A.K. 2020. Checklist of brachyuran mangrove crabs of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 15 (Nov. 2020), 17153–17160. DOI:
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Kurian Mathew Abraham, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581, India.

Assitant Professor

Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
University of Kerala

Apreshgi Kolothuthara Prakasan, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581, India.

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Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
University of Kerala


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