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Eydoux & Souleyet, 1842

The lateral margins of the carapace have a defined epibranchial spine or tooth. The frontal margin is cut into four teeth or lobes more or less projecting; a deep antennal sinus separates the lateral frontal lobe and the internal superior orbital angle. The inferior margin of the cheliped palm is furnished with coarse, pointed granules forming saw-like teeth. The teeth of the front are more deeply separated from each other; the summits of the submedians do not reach the level of the lateral teeth. On a brownish background the carapace and chelipeds are furnished with round whitish-yellow spots and the ambulatory legs with equally transverse whitish-yellow bands. (Serène, 1984)

Type locality: Hawaiian Islands.
Range: Madagascar - Diégo-Suarez (Castro, 1999a); Réunion (Serène, 1984, Castro, 1999a); Mauritius (Miers, 1884c, Bouvier, 1915b, Michel, 1964, Serène, 1984, Castro, 1999a); Chagos Archipelago - Diego Garcia (Castro, 1999a); Japan - Amami-shoto and Yaeyama-retto (Sakai, 1976a), Ogasawara-shoto (Takeda & Kurata, 1977); China - Paracel Islands (Chen & Lan, 1978, Dai & Yang, 1991); Indonesia - Jayapura, Irian Jaya (Castro, 1999b); New Caledonia (A. Milne Edwards, 1873, Castro, 1997a); Hawaiian Islands - (Eydoux & Souleyet, 1842, Castro, 1997b), Sandwich Island (A. Milne Edwards, 1867), Pearl and Hermes Reef and Oahu (Galil & Lewinsohn, 1985a); Line Islands - Christmas Island (Galil & Lewinsohn, 1985a); Society Islands - Tahiti (Ortmann, 1893), Moorea and Tahiti (Galil & Lewinsohn, 1985a, Castro, 1997b); Tuamotu Archipelago - Hikueru (Forest & Guinot, 1961, Castro, 1997b).

Yellow-spotted guard crab (Trapezia flavopunctata)