A new distribution record of the Pentagonal Sea Urchin Crab Echinoecus pentagonus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1879) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pilumnidae) from the Andaman Islands, India

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Balakrishna Meher
Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam

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First time, a Sea Urchin Crab, Echinoecus pentagonus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1879) is recorded from the rocky intertidal region of the Andaman Islands. It is a symbiotic crab live with Sea Urchin. This species is recorded from the Lakshadweep and Nicobar Islands but still there is no record from mainland India. A detail description of the species with standard photographs and line diagrams is provided.

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Meher, B. and Thiruchitrambalam, G. 2019. A new distribution record of the Pentagonal Sea Urchin Crab Echinoecus pentagonus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1879) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pilumnidae) from the Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 13 (Oct. 2019), 14773–14776. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4909.11.13.14773-14776.
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Balakrishna Meher, Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744112, India.

Reearch Scholar, Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair-744112, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam, Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744112, India.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9938-3483

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