Researchers discover four new crab species in India

Researchers discover four new crab species in India

A team of researchers have been able to discover four new species of crab on the coasts of the southern Indian state of Kerala.

The researches at the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, have said that they have discovered four new species on the coastal areas indicating that the area is rich in diversity. The first hermit crab species named Paguristesluculentus was located off the coast of Kollamwhile the second species Diogenes canaliculatus is named after the longitudinal furrows on the outer surface of the arm of the left chelate leg. Both these belong to the family Diogenidae.

The third species Pagurusspinossiorbelongs to another hermit crab family Paguridae and was found in Neendakara, Kollam. Another species calledAfropinnotheresratnakara was found inside the brown musselat Kovalam

The discoveries of a three hermit crabs were made as part of a collaborative research projectby A. Biju Kumar, head of the department; R. Reshmi, research scholar, and Tomoyuki Komai of the Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, Japan.

The findings have been published in the international journal of taxonomy called, Zootaxa.

User login

You May Have Missed...

Two Chinese Pandas appointed as Image Ambassadors for UNDP
Mon, 10/26/2015 - 03:04

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has indicated that it has appointed a set of twin Chinese pandas as its new image ambassadors.


Nigeria Update

Fresh Polio Cases lead to WHO Travel Restrictions on Pakistan and Syria
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:45

World Health Organization has slapped international travel restrictions on Pakistan, Cameroon...

Economy Watch

US Import Prices decline in April
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:13

For a straight 10th month, US import prices declined in April. The decline could be due to the...

REM Google reports rise in Advertising Revenues

Health Tonight

Ebola survivors suffer from many health issues
Mon, 10/19/2015 - 09:18

Though it is being said that Ebola outbreak has ended, such is not the case. The virus keeps on...

Science Tonight

George Muller, NASA Engineer Who Helped in Manned Moon Landings, Passes Away
Thu, 10/22/2015 - 04:22

George Muller, former scientist and engineer with the American space agency NASA, has died due...

UK News

Repair of Sink Hole Opened in a Street in St Albans has so Far Cost £100,000
Sun, 10/11/2015 - 06:00

Engineers have been trying hard to fill a 33ft hole that opened up on October 1 in Fontmell...


Sat, 01/17/2015 - 06:04

Aetna inc., health care company, on Friday announced that it has signed a deal with Gilead...

US News

NASA Working Hard For Its Manned Mission to Mars, But Lawmakers Seem Unhappy Wit
Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:41

American space agency NASA has been making every possible effort to make its manned mission to...

Technology Tonight

Scientists using owl as inspiration for new aircraft engines
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:12

According to new study, a team of scientists are using owl as an inspiration for developing...

MIT’s Cheetah Robot now capable of jumping over objects