|Researched by||Sonia Rowley||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Inachus dorynchus (Fabricius, 1775)|
Inachus phalangium may be confused with either Inachus dorsettensis or Inachus leptochirus. In Inachus dorsettensis, the tubercules on the carapace are more prominent, arranged with four tubercules at the front with a fifth behind them. However these features are often concealed by epiphyte growth. Therefore the U-shapped rostrum without the slit is a more reliable distinctive feature from Inachus phalangium. Inachus leptochirus has an identicle tubercule arrangement on the carapace but differs from Inachus phalangium in its widely separated rostral horns.
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Last Updated: 08/05/2008