Checklist and Distribution of Brachyuran Crabs of West Bengal, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Crustacea Section, Kolkata, India


A taxonomic review of brachyuran crabs occurring in the state of West Bengal is furnished for the first time. A check-list of 150 species under 84 genera and 29 families is presented and the distribution of these species has been dealt with in this paper. In addition, a list of earlier recorded species considered to be 'threatened' in the state of West Bengal is also provided with pertinent discussion on these species.


Brachyuran Crabs, Distribution, Checklist, Ecosystem, West Bengal.

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Environmental Sciences

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