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(Herbst, 1790)

The exorbital width is less than the maximum width of the carapace. The proximal part of the supero-external margin of the palm of the larger cheliped has a tomentose cavity more or less developed. The cutting margin of the fixed finger of the smaller cheliped is denticulate. The first pleopod of the male has, on the distal third of both its margins, a tuft of more than 50 spines (movable) more or less entangled and of about the same size. (Serène, 1984)

Type locality: unknown.
Range: Red Sea; Mozambique; Mayotte (Guinot, 1958); Madagascar - Nosy Bé (Lenz & Richters, 1881); Coëtivy Islands (Rathbun, 1911); Saya de Malha Bank (Rathbun, 1911); Cargados Carajos Islands (Rathbun, 1911); Mauritius (Michel, 1964); Persian Gulf (Stephensen, 1945); Pakistan - Makran coast (Alcock, 1898); India; Maldives (Alcock, 1898); Chagos Archipelago - Salomon (Rathbun, 1911); Sri Lanka (Alcock, 1898); Andaman Islands (Alcock, 1898); Mergui Archipelago (Alcock, 1898, Chopra & Das, 1937); Japan - Ishigaki-jima (Miyake, 1936), Kii Shirahama, Kii Minabe, Shiono-misaki, Tosa Bay, Amami-shoto, Okinawa, Yaeyama-retto, Daito-jima and Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1976a), Ginowan, Okinawa (Shokita et al., 2000); Taiwan - Su-ao (Miyake, 1938, Lin, 1949); China - Hong Kong (Stimpson, 1907), Paracel Islands (Chen & Lan, 1978, Dai & Yang, 1991); Philippines - between Burias and Luzon (Garth & Kim, 1983); Indonesia - Edam Island and Noordwachter Island (de Man, 1888d); Palau; Torres Strait; New Caledonia - Ile des Pins (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); Tongatapu (Dana, 1852); Line Islands - Palmyra (Edmondson, 1923); Tahiti (Dana, 1852); Tuamotu Archipelago - Aratika (Dana, 1852).

Tetralia glaberrima