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Dana, 1852

Carapace roundly squarish. Surface slightly convex, covered with granules and short hairs; regions recognizable, cervical groove distinct. Front slightly deflected, anterior margin straight and cut into 2 lobes by a V-shaped notch. Dorsal margin of the orbit marginated, ventral margin serrated; outer angle sharp, its lateral border finely serrated. Antero-lateral margin armed with 5-6 acute teeth behind the outerorbital angle, decreasing in size from front to rear; first 2 teeth finely serrated along the lateral border. Antennal basal segment completely shut out from the orbit, orbital hiatus closed.
Chelipeds asymmetrical. Dorsal surface of the carpus and dorsal and outer surface of the merus covered with granules and short tomenta. Fingers not gaping. Ambulatory legs long and slender, furnished with setae along the anterior and posterior margins of every joint.
First pleopod of the male stout with the distal end obliquely truncated. Male abdomen narrow and long, 7-segmented; the sixth segment much broader than long; telson bluntly triangular. Carapace length of the male 16.2 mm, breadth 23.3 mm. (Dai & Yang, 1991)

Type locality: Fiji.
Range: Obock and Djibouti (Nobili, 1906); Zanzibar (Lenz, 1905); Mozambique; South Africa - Natal (Krauss, 1843), Durban and north of St. Lucia Bay (Barnard, 1950); Comoros - Anjouan; Mayotte; Iles Glorieuses; Madagascar - Nosy Bé (Lenz & Richters, 1881), Fort-Dauphin; Mauritius (Michel, 1964); Seychelles - Praslin and Coëtivy Islands (Rathbun, 1911), Aldabra Islands (Lenz, 1905, Guinot, 1964b); Chagos Archipelago - Salomon, Peros Coin and Egmont (Rathbun, 1911); Laccadive Islands (Alcock, 1898); Sri Lanka (Alcock, 1898); Andaman Islands (Alcock, 1898); Japan - Amami-Oshima (Ortmann, 1893, Stimpson, 1907), Okinawa and Northern Daito-jima (Sakai, 1939), Amami-shoto, Yaeyama-retto, Southern Daito-jima and Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1976a), Ishigaki-jima (Miyake, 1983), Ginowan, Okinawa (Shokita et al., 2000); Taiwan - Heng-ch'un (Sakai, 1939), Heng-ch'un and P'eng-hu (Lin, 1949); China - Paracel Islands (Dai & Yang, 1991); Philippines - Davao Gulf (Ward, 1941); Sulu Sea (Dana, 1852); Indonesia - Ambon (Rathbun, 1910b); Palau (Sendler, 1923); New Caledonia - Ile des Pins (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); Fiji (Dana, 1852); Samoa (Alcock, 1898); Line Islands - Palmyra and Tabuaeran (Edmondson, 1923); Society Islands (Dana, 1852).

Eriphia scabricula