ADDITIONAL REPORT ON ARMSTRONGS’ SPIDER CRAB, ENCEPHALOIDES ARMSTRONGI WOOD-MASON & ALCOCK, 1891 (CRUSTACEA, DECAPODA, BRACHYURA, MAJIDAE) FROM PAKISTANIS WATERS
Encephaloides is a monotypic genus with only one species, E. armstrongi, now known to be widely distributed in both the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal (Wood-Mason & Alcock, 1891; Creasy et al, 1997). Its placement into subfamily Pisinae (Family Majidae) has been discussed by Griffin and Tranter (1986). It is one of the distinctive Indo-Pacific majids (Griffin, 1974), known to inhabit low oxygen waters. The genus and its species will be an addition to the crab list of Pakistan (Kazmi, 2003;). The paper includes a brief description, necessary illustrations with a note on its distribution and habitat.