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Rathbun, 1906

Postero-lateral junction of carapace angular or spinous; front distinctly 4-toothed or 4-lobed, median frontal teeth very much shorter than, and less prominent than, laterals; lateral frontal teeth triangular, projecting, and typically sharp; carapace moderately strongly embossed, with tuberculate but not spiniform elevations in cardiac and mesobranchial areas; metagastric areas with 2 tubercles; posterior border of arm of cheliped with single spine; upper surface of palm of cheliped with 2 distal spines, or 1 spine and 1 tubercle; chelipeds of moderate length and robustness, less than 2.5 times the carapace length. (Davie 1999)

Type locality: vicinity of Modu Manu, Hawaiian Islands.
Range: Seychelles (Rathbun, 1911); Cargados Carajos Islands (Rathbun, 1911); Mauritius (Stephenson, 1972a); Japan - Ogasawara-shoto (Takeda, 1977a); Philippines; Indonesia - Banda (Stephenson, 1972a), Kupang, Timor, and Biak Island (Stephenson, 1975); Hawaiian Islands - south coast of Molokai, Kauai, and Modu Manu (Rathbun, 1906).

Portunus macrophthalmus