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Proceedings of the Zoological Society

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 206–210 | Cite as

Crabs Diversity of Digha Coast, West Bengal, India

  • Bidhan Chandra PatraEmail author
  • Manojit Bhattacharya
  • Avijit Kar
  • Basanta Kumar Das
  • Swagat Ghosh
  • Srikanta Parua
  • Shampa Patra
  • Sudip Rakshit
Short Communication

Abstract

A survey was conducted during the period of April-2014–April-2016 to note the occurrence of crabs in the beach area of Digha (21°37′48.092″N 87°32′41.355″E to 21°36′9.896″N 87°27′44.098″E) at the Bay of Bengal coastal zone, India. A total of 55 species of crabs belonging to 24 genera and 13 families have been recorded during the study period. From the data it is evident that the crabs belonging to the family Ocypodidae are dominant group (28%).

Keywords

Crab diversity Digha coast Bay of Bengal 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors are highly thankful to Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India for financial assistance to carry out the research work (Project Ref. No. NRDMS/11/1966/012).

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Conflicts of interest

Authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bidhan Chandra Patra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manojit Bhattacharya
    • 2
  • Avijit Kar
    • 1
  • Basanta Kumar Das
    • 2
  • Swagat Ghosh
    • 3
  • Srikanta Parua
    • 1
  • Shampa Patra
    • 4
  • Sudip Rakshit
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre For Aquaculture Research, Extension and Livelihood, Department of Aquaculture Management and TechnologyVidyasagar UniversityMidnaporeIndia
  2. 2.ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research InstituteKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Sasya Shyamala Krishi Vigyan Kendra, IRDM Faculty Centre, Arapanch SonarpurRamakrishna Mission Vivekananda UniversityKolkataIndia
  4. 4.Department of ZoologySabang Sajani Kanta MahavidyalayaWest MidnaporeIndia

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