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(Herbst, 1803)

Carapace with three pairs of gastric ridges, epibranchial ridge interrupted by cervical groove and medially, median cardiac and mesobranchial ridges rounded and less obvious than the first ones; front with 2 broad lobes, separated by a notch; 4 or 5 antero-lateral teeth, fifth, if present, of very variable size. Basal antennal joint with an acute ridge, whose edge is formed of 7-12 fused tubercles. Upper surface of cheliped palm usually with 1 spine on outer 2 spines on inner side, sometimes an additional one at distal end of either side; inner face smooth. Posterior border of propodus of swimming leg with 5-8 large and 1-2 small spines. Male first pleopod with very slightly flared tip; inner surface with 2 series of stout bristles, one counting about 14, the other 4-8; outer surface with 18-20 stout bristles. (Türkay 1995)

Front 2-lobed; tips of chelipeds pointed, not spoon-shaped; basal antennal joint granular or tubercular; 5 antero-lateral teeth, 4th tooth rudimentary; mesobranchial ridges present, but lateral mesobranchials not present; male first pleopod with tip neither flared nor recurved, male first pleopod with 8 or more stout recurved bristles on one side, and about 4 to 6 on the other. (Davie 1999)

Type locality: "Ostindien", refer to the east coast of India, but also to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998: 230).
Range: Kenya - Mombasa (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Zanzibar (Lenz, 1905); Mozambique - Delagoa Bay (Barnard, 1950); South Africa - Durban Bay and Natal (Barnard, 1950); Ile Europa (Crosnier, 1962); Mayotte (Crosnier, 1962); Madagascar - Nosy Bé, Nosy Iranja, Juan de Nova, and Toliara (Crosnier, 1962); Réunion (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Mauritius (Michel, 1964, Stephenson, 1972a); Seychelles (Rathbun, 1911); Persian Gulf (Alcock, 1899a); Oman - Dhofar (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Pakistan; India - (Herbst, 1803), Palk Strait (Alcock, 1899a), Pamban (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Maldives - Goriforschundu (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Chagos Archipelago (Rathbun, 1911); Andaman Islands (Alcock, 1899a); Mergui Archipelago (Alcock, 1899a, Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Japan - Amami-Oshima (Stimpson, 1907), Ishigaki-jima (Parisi, 1916), Miyazaki Prefecture and Kagoshima Bay (Sakai, 1939), Amami-Oshima, Tokuno-shima, Okinawa-jima, Kamiyama-jima, Kerama-jima, and Kume-jima (Minei, 1971), Tosa Bay, Kagoshima Bay, Yoron-jima, Ishigaki-jima, and Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1976a), Oshima Passage and Kakeroma-jima, Amami-shoto (Takeda, 1989), Ginowan, Okinawa (Shokita et al., 2000); Taiwan - Su-ao (Lin, 1949), Ping-tung, P'eng-hu, and T'ai-tung Provinces (Huang & Yu, 1997); South China Sea - Paracel Islands (Chen, 1975, Yang et al., 1979), Hainan Island and Paracel Islands (Dai & Yang, 1991), Nansha Islands (Dai & Xu, 1991); Philippines - Mindoro and Dinagat (Stephenson, 1972a); Sulu Sea (Dana, 1852); Sulu Archipelago - Jolo (Stephenson, 1972a), Sibutu (Stephenson, 1975); Indonesia - Edam Island and Noordwachter Island (de Man, 1888d), Ambon, Saparua and Banda (Stephenson, 1972a), Morotai, Mamuju, Paleleh, Maratua, Misool Group, Kepulauan Aru, Kepulauan Tanimbar, Kera, Timor, Postillon Island, Spermonde Archipelago, Kepulauan Sula, Ternate, Obi, Haruku, Ambon, Kepulauan Talaud, Flores, Kepulauan Tukangbesi, Banda, Boo Island, Kisar, Jakarta, Biak and Jayapura (Stephenson, 1975); Palau (Sendler, 1923, Takeda & Shimazaki, 1974); Papua New Guinea - Nissan Islands (Sendler, 1923); Australia - Monte Bello Islands (Rathbun, 1914c), Torres Strait, Albany Pass, Low Isles, Turtle Reef, Phantom I., Darnley I., Holbourne I., Frankland Group, Hamilton I., Lindeman I., Hayman I., Hope I., C. Upstart, Yeppoon, Curtis I., Rat I., Capricorn Group, Bargara, Caloundra Hds, Moreton Bay, Yamba, Stockton Bight, Collaroy, Port Jackson, Broken Bay, Shellharbour, Gantheaume Pt., C. Leveque and C. Wessel (Stephenson & Hudson, 1957), Barrow I., Thevenard I., Onslow, Shark Bay and Abrolhos Islands (Stephenson, 1961), Moreton Bay (Campbell & Stephenson, 1970); Lord Howe Island (Stephenson & Hudson, 1957); New Caledonia - (Stephenson, 1972a), Ilot Maitre, Nouméa and Poum (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); Vanuatu (Stephenson, 1972a); Rotuma (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Funafuti (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Fiji - (Miers, 1886, Apel & Spiridonov, 1998), Suva (Stephenson, 1972a); Samoa (Dana, 1852); Wake Island (Dana, 1852); Hawaiian Islands - Sandwich Island (Dana, 1852), Oahu, Kauai, Hilo, Maui, and Laysan (Rathbun, 1906), Hilo and Honolulu (Stephenson, 1972a), Hilo and Oahu (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Line Islands - Palmyra (Edmondson, 1923); Tahiti (Forest & Guinot, 1961); Tuamotu Archipelago - Hikueru (Forest & Guinot, 1961); Pitcairn Island (Stephenson, 1976); 0-12 m.

Thalamita admete