Recently, the researchers from the National University of Singapore and the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, have reported a new species called Leptarma Biju.
About Leptarma Biju
- It is a new species of tree-spider crab from a mangrove forest in Kasaragod, Kerala.
- The new species is named Leptarma Biju after A. Biju Kumar who is the head of Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala.
- It the first report of the genus Leptarma from India.
- Its characteristic features are its long ambulatory legs and short and hook-like dactylus that have adapted the crustacean for tree-climbing.