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Spatial and temporal changes in biofouling community structure at Visakhapatnam harbour, east coast of India
Temporal changes in species richness and biofouling composition observed during the past 25 years can significantly affect the control methods used to overcome the biofOUling problems, causing an extra economic burden.
Macrobenthos of shelf zone off Dhamara estuary, Bay of Bengal
The present study is an attempt to know the status of the macrobenthos at the shelf region off Dhamara Estuary. A total of 1870 individulas per square meter of macrobenthic organisms were encountered
The freshwater crab genera Ghatiana Pati Sharma, Gubernatoriana Bott, and Inglethelphusa Bott (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) revisited, with descriptions of a new genus and eleven
A new genus, Sahyadriana gen. nov, is described, which can be separated from other Indian gecarcinucid crabs by the absence of a flagellum on the exopod of the third maxilliped and a very short G2.
Description of Ghatiana, a new genus of freshwater crab, with two new species and a new species of Gubernatoriana (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from the Western Ghat Mountains,
Ghatiana is most similar to Gubernatoriana by its wide, highly arched carapace and by the shape of the male abdomen, Nevertheless, the new genus can be distinguished from GubernATORiana by the broadness of carapACE, length of male abdomen and shape of sixth abdominal somite.
Macrobenthos of shelf zone off Dhamara estuary
Higher value of population density marked at deeper regions with heterogeneous sediment than shallow depth is found, found to be higher as depth increased and Polychaeta emerged as dominate macrobenthic group.
Description of a new genus and new species of freshwater crab (Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from the Western Ghats, Kerala, India
A new genus and new species is described from Ondayangadi, Wayanad district, Kerala, India, which is exceptional among Indian freshwater crabs due to its squarish, highly arched carapace, appearing box-like in frontal view, and long, stout, spoon-shaped male first gonopod.
A new species of freshwater crab, Travancoriana granulata n. sp. (Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from the southern Western Ghats of India
A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Travancoriana Bott, 1969, is described from the southern Western Ghats, Eravikulam National Park, Idukki district, Kerala, India. The newly described
A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Himalayapotamon Pretzmann, 1966 (Decapoda, Brachyura: Potamidae: Potaminae) from Uttarakhand, northern India.
A new species of potamid freshwater crab is described from a stream near Khanda in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India, which is differentiated from all congeners by a suite of carapace and gonopod features, including the short, stout and conical G1 terminal joint with gradually tapered distal portion.
Spiralothelphusa gibberosa, a new freshwater crab (Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from Thrissur district, Kerala, India.
A new species of freshwater crab, Spiralothelphusa gibberosa n. sp. is described from rice fields near Kizhoor in Thrissur district of Kerala in southern India. The new species is easily
Karkata, a new genus of gecarcinucid freshwater crab with two new species, and four new species of Pilarta Bahir and Yeo, 2007 and Cylindrotelphusa Alcock, 1909 (Decapoda: Brachyura) from Kerala,
Karkata gen. nov. is distinguished from other Indian gecarcinucid genera by a suite of carapace and gonopod characters, including a moderately arched, smoothCarapace, the presence of a prominent suture between male thoracic sternites 2, 3 and 3, 4, the absence of a flagellum on the third maxilliped exopod.