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(de Haan, 1833)

Carapace about 1.4 times as broad as long, covered with a soft pile, regions feebly defined, the convex surface of each region covered with a pavement of fine granules; front narrow, composed of three teeth of which the median one is longer than the laterals; antero-lateral borders with 9 teeth including the external orbital angle, all being rather acuminate and alternately large and small; just behind the last tooth follows a rudimentary tooth on either postero-lateral border. Carpus and palm of chelipeds armed with spinules mixed with soft hairs, the spinules on the outer face of palm arranged in longitudinal series. Dactyli of ambulatory legs very slender and longer than respective propodi. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Japan.
Range: Japan - (de Haan, 1833, Parisi, 1916), north-east coast (Stimpson, 1907), Inubo-zaki, Todo-saki, Siriya-zaki, between Kinkazan and Shioya-zaki, Kinkazan, south of Lake Hamana, Toba, Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, Bungo Strait, Omae-zaki, Goto-retto, Tsushima, west of Nagato, and east of Cheju-Do (Yokoya, 1933), Shimoda (Sakai, 1935), Iwate Prefecture, Sagami Bay, Shimoda, Suruga Bay, Gobo, Kii Tatsugahama and Nagasaki (Sakai, 1939), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1965b), near Tsushima (Takeda, 1973c), Iwate Prefecture, off Sendai, off Onahama, Inubo-zaki, Tokyo Bay, Sagami Bay, Izu Peninsula, Suruga Bay, Mikawa Bay, Kii Peninsula, Tosa Bay, and Nagasaki (Sakai, 1976a), Amakusa (Yamaguchi et al., 1976), Yamagata Prefecture (Suzuki S., 1979), Shiono-misaki (Takeda, 1979a), Takashima, Oshoro and Ohmu, Hokkaido (Komai et al., 1992), Soya Strait (Takeda & Miyauchi, 1992), off Matsuyama, Seto Inland Sea (Takeda et al., 2000); Korea - Yeong-il Bay and Masan (Kamita, 1941), Bangjugpo, Pusan, Gunsan, and Hae-undae (Kim, 1973); China - Dairen (Sakai, 1939), Liaodong Peninsula (Dai & Yang, 1991); 30-100 m.

Cancer gibbosulus