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Leene, 1938

Carapace covered with a dense short tomentum; transverse granular lines on frontal, protogastric and mesogastric regions, epibranchial line interrupted at the cervical groove and across midline; front with 6 teeth, medians the most prominent and with rounded tips; antero-lateral borders with 6 acute teeth, sixth acute, directed antero-laterally; postero-lateral junctions rounded. Antennal flagellum excluded from orbit. Chelipeds heterochelous; merus with 3 strong spines on anterior border, posterior border smooth; carpus with a strong internal spine, outer border with 3 spinules; palm with 5 spines on upper border, granulate on upper, outer and inner surfaces, lower border with squamiform markings. Merus of swimming leg with a subdistal posterior spine, propodus with a row of spinules on posterior border. (Türkay 1995)

Antennal flagellum excluded from orbital hiatus; frontal teeth rounded; posterior border of cephalothorax curved, forming curved postero-lateral junction; six antero-lateral teeth, first antero-lateral tooth not truncate, second antero-lateral tooth about as large as first; granular ridges on carapace distinct, but no distinct cardiac ridges; carpus of fifth leg without a spine; chelipeds very granular. (Davie 1999)

Type locality: Ambon, Indonesia.
Range: Japan - coast of Wakayama (Sakai, 1939), Sagami Bay, Kii Nagashima, Kii Minabe and Nada (Sakai, 1976a); Taiwan - Chi-lung (Huang & Yu, 1997); Philippines - Davao Gulf (Stephenson, 1976); Sulu Archipelago - off Jolo (Stephenson, 1972a); Indonesia - Ambon (Leene, 1938); 10-30 m.

Charybdis amboinensis