Leptarma Biju
Leptarma Biju

Leptarma Biju

Context

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.

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