Portunus tenuipes

Portunus tenuipes

Languages: English

Description

Morphology

"The last side-spine in nearly all the specimens is considerably more than three times the length of any of the others, which is the proportion given by Alcock, but it varies in length a good deal (Borradaile, 1902; pg. 208)."

Author(s): Nolasco, Jannel

Ecology and Distribution

Habitat

"Taken in Mulaku, Haddumati, Felidu, South Nilandu, and Suvadiva in 28-40 fathoms on sandy or muddy bottoms (Borradaile, 1902; pg. 208)."

Author(s): Nolasco, Jannel

Taxonomy

  • Neptunus tenuipes (synonym)
  • Amphitrite tenuipes (basionym)

References

Borradaile, L. A. (1902).  Marine Crustaceans II. Portunidae. With Text-Figs. 35-38. (GardinerJ S., Ed.).The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being the Account of the Work carried on and of the Collections made by an Expedition during the years 1899 and 1900. Vol. 1, Pt. 2, 199-208.