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Perisesarma guttatum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Order  Decapoda
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Malacostraca
Infraorder  Brachyura
Similar  Perisesarma, Sesarmidae, Neosarmatium meinerti, Metopograpsus thukuhar, Neosarmatium

The Red-claw mangrove crab (Perisesarma guttatum) is a crab species in the genus Perisesarma. It is distributed in coastal brackish water habitats of the western Indian Ocean.

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Distribution

This is a mangrove inhabitant that mostly inhabit Avicennia marina.

Description

Claws are reddish in color with bright orange internal palms. Carapace is about 3 cm in length.

Ecology

The species use burrows and natural crevices made by Neosarmatium smithi to hide from predators and also for survival. It is an omnivore, feed on anything found on bottom of estuary and forest floor.

References

Perisesarma guttatum Wikipedia


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