I= MORPHO-TAXONOMY OF SOME MARINE BRACHYURAN CRABS OF PAKISTAN OTHER THAN BRACHYRHYCHAN
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Title of Thesis
MORPHO-TAXONOMY OF SOME MARINE BRACHYURAN CRABS OF PAKISTAN OTHER THAN BRACHYRHYCHAN

Author(s)
Quddusi B. Kazmi
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi
Session
1984
Subject
Number of Pages
488
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
brachyuran crabs, brachyrhychan, crustacea, brachyura, dromiacea, oxystomata, oxyrhyncha

Abstract
The present dissertation is based on the study of non-brachyrhynchan crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura) of Pakistan. The material includes collections of the Marine Reference collection centre as well as from other sources both local and foreign. In all forty-seven species pertaining to eight families and thirty-four genera, have been thoroughly studied, fifteen of these species are recorded for the first time from the northern Arabian Sea (Pakistan). One new sub-species is also established. Three species are still unidentified, they may prove to be new to science. Each species is redescribed and illustrated; notes on colour, habit and habitat are given. Wherever possible large series are studied for individual variations. Keys to the Pakistani families, genera and species are presented

Historical resume and notes on zoogeography are also included

Two species were reared under laboratory conditions, the larvae are described and illustrated

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1 0 Contents 0
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2 1 Introduction 1
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3 2 Historical Resume 14
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4 3 Materuilas And Methods 21
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5 4 Systematic Account 25
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  4.1 Section Dromiacea 25
  4.2 Key To Families Of Dromiacea From Pakistan 28
  4.3 Key To Genera Of Dromiidae From Pakistan 32
6 5 Section Oxystomata 79
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  5.1 Key To Families Of Oxystomata From Pakistan 82
  5.2 Key To Genera Of Dorippinae From Pakistan 86
  5.3 Key To Subfamilies Of Callappidae From Pakistan 105
  5.4 Key To Species Of Calappa From Pakistan 110
  5.5 Key To Species Of Matuta From Pakistan 123
  5.6 Key To Subfamilies Of Leucosiidae From Pakistan 136
  5.7 Key To Genera Of Iliinae From Pakistan 138
  5.8 Key To Species Of Arcania From Pakistan 146
  5.9 Key To Genera Of Leucosiinae From Pakistan 189
  5.10 Key To Species Of Philyra From Pakistan 198
  5.11 Key To Families Of Oxyrhyncha From Pakistan 219
  5.12 Key To Subfamilies Of Majidae From Pakistan 249
  5.13 Key To Genera Of Inachinae From Pakistan 253
  5.14 Key To Genera Of Pisinae From Pakistan 281
  5.15 Key To Species Of Doclea From Pakistan 283
  5.16 Key To Genera Of Acanthony Chinae From Pakistan 312
  5.17 Key To Species Of Micippa From Pakistan 372
  5.18 Key To Subfamiles Of Parthenopidae From Pakistan 384
  5.19 Key To Genera Of Eumedoninae From Pakistan 386
  5.20 Key To Species Of Parthenope From Pakistan 404
  5.21 Zoogeographical Notes 432
7 6 Acknowledgements 441
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  6.1 Literature cited 443