Range Extension of Two Brachyuran Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda), Acanthonyx inglei Tirmizi & Kazmi, 1988 (Epialtidae) and Scalopidia indica Ng & Castro, 2013 (Scalopidiidae) in India

  • Jigneshkumar Trivedi
  • Swapnil Gosavi
  • Kauresh Vachhrajani


Two species of brachyura, Acanthonyx inglei Tirmizi & Kazmi, 1988 (Epialtidae) and Scalopidia indica Ng and Castro (Scalopidiidae) are recorded for first time from the coastal waters of India. Acanthonyx inglei has so far been reported only from Pakistan, while Scalopidia indica has so far been reported from Andaman Sea.


Range extension Crustacea Brachyura First record India 



Authors are thankful to Mr. Dixit Patel and Ms. Barkha Purohit for field work assistance and to Ms. Dhruva Trivedi for sketch preparation.


This study was funded by Earth System Sciences Organization (ESSO), Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi, India under the research project entitled “Studies on Brachyuran crabs of Saurashtra coast” (Sanction No.: MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS of 11–11-2014).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jigneshkumar Trivedi
    • 1
  • Swapnil Gosavi
    • 2
  • Kauresh Vachhrajani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesHemchandracharya North Gujarat UniversityPatanIndia
  2. 2.Marine Biodiversity and Ecology Lab., Department of Zoology, Faculty of ScienceThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia

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