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Serène, 1984

The exorbital width is less than the maximum width of the carapace. The proximal part of the supero-external margin of the palm of the larger cheliped has a tomentose cavity more or less developed. The cutting margin of the fixed finger of the smaller cheliped is denticulate. The first pleopod of the male has, on the distal third of both its margins, a tuft of more than 50 spines (movable) more or less entangled and of about the same size. The frontal margin is yellowish, orange or clear brown. On the larger cheliped of the male the fixed finger has a cutting margin that is always dentate, and is flat in transverse section; the two fingers are in contact throughout their lengths, or nearly so, when closed. The dactylus of the larger cheliped of the male is clearly longer than half the length of the superior margin of the palm. The carapace is light orange or light brown; a thin vivid orange line can be seen along the frontal margin and the distal margins of the cheliped segments; the cheliped has a uniform light orange colour; the ambulatory legs are the same colour but often a little deeper. Size: 10.7 x 12.6 mm. (Serène, 1984)

Type locality: Queensland, Australia.
Range: Red Sea - Perim (Castro, 1999a); Somalia (Wedenissow, 1894); Tanzania - Dar es Salaam (Castro, 1999a); Seychelles - Praslin and Remire Reef (Castro, 1999a); Mayotte (Castro, 1999a); Madagascar - Nosy Bé (Serène, 1984), Nosy Bé and Nosy Komba Pass (Castro, 1999a); Réunion (Castro, 1999a); Mauritius (Bouvier, 1915b, Castro, 1999a); Maldives (Borradaile, 1902b); Chagos Archipelago - Speakers Bank (Castro, 1999a); Andaman Sea - Phuket, Thailand (Castro, 1999a); Christmas Island (Castro, 1999a); Japan - Kii Shirahama, Kii Minabe, Shiono-misaki, Tosa Bay, Amami-shoto, Okinawa, Yaeyama-retto, Daito-jima, and Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1976a); Indonesia - Kera near Timor, Kupang and Ternate (Galil, 1988b), Kepulauan Riau, Ambon, Pombo Island, Mamala, Edam Island, Sumba, Takabonerate Islands, and Ternate (Castro, 1999b); Arafura Sea (Castro, 1999b); New Guinea - Manokwari, Irian Jaya (Galil, 1988b); Solomon Islands - Santa Cruz Islands and Santa Isabell (Castro, 1997a); Australia - Heron Island (Serène, 1984, Castro, 1997a), Cairns reef, One Tree Island, Lizard Island, Heron Island and Wistari reef (Galil, 1988b), Heron Island, Cairns Reef, Murray Island, One Tree Island, Lizard Island, Hayman Island, Chesterfield Island and Bellona Reefs (Castro, 1997a); New Caledonia - (A. Milne Edwards, 1873, Galil & Clark, 1990, Castro, 1997a), Ile des Pins (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976, Castro, 1997a); Loyalty Islands (Castro, 1997a); Vanuatu (Castro, 1997a); Society Islands - Tahiti (?Ortmann, 1893, ?Rathbun, 1907, Galil, 1988b), Raiatea and Tahiti (?Boone, 1934, Castro, 1997b); Tuamotu Archipelago - Marutea (?Nobili, 1907), Fakarava and Makemo (?Rathbun, 1907), Hikueru (Forest & Guinot, 1961), Rangiroa, Hikueru and Moruroa (Castro, 1997b).

Tetralia fulva