New record of the Sesarmid crab Episesarma versicolor (Tweedie, 1940) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Sesarmidae) from the West Coast of India

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Mithila Bhat
Jigneshkumar Trivedi

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Episesarma versicolor (Tweedie, 1940) also known as violet vinegar crab is widely distributed species in the south-east Asian countries. However, its presence in India is restricted, with just one record from Pichavaram and Vellar mangroves of Tamil Nadu state located on the east coast of India. The present paper reports the occurrence of E. versicolor for the first time from Gujarat and Goa states located on the west coast of India.

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Bhat, M., & Trivedi, J. (2021). New record of the Sesarmid crab Episesarma versicolor (Tweedie, 1940) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Sesarmidae) from the West Coast of India. Journal of Biological Studies, 3(4), 165–170. Retrieved from https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs/article/view/5447
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