Crabs Diversity of Digha Coast, West Bengal, India
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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%).
KeywordsCrab diversity Digha coast Bay of Bengal
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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