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(Owen, 1839)

Lateral margins of carapace entire, scarcely converging backwards; free edges of the postfrontal lobes rounded and blunt, postfrontal region with distinct ridges or markings. Suborbital tooth acute, strongly keeled from tip to base. Exposed surface of the base of the antenna densely pubescent. Third and fourth pereiopods without pubescence on lower border; fifth pereiopod without a linear fringe of hairs on the upper margin of the propodus. Male abdomen with sixth segment equal to or slightly longer than fifth. Horny terminal endpiece of first male pleopod elongate. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Hawaii.
Range: Dar es Salaam (Hartnoll, 1975); Madagascar - Toliara and Toamasina (Crosnier, 1965); Mauritius (Michel, 1964); Sumatra - Aceh; Japan - Okinawa and Ogasawara-shoto (Stimpson, 1907), Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1939), Yaeyama-retto and Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1976a), Okukubi River, Okinawa (Shokita et al., 1998); Taiwan; China - Paracel Island (Chen, 1980), Guangxi and Guangdong (Dai & Yang, 1991); Indonesia - Edam Island and Noordwachter Island (de Man, 1888d), west coast of Flores, Kepulauan Obi, Ambon, and Bawean Island, Java Sea (Tesch, 1918a); Australia (Ortmann, 1984); Solomon Islands - Bougainville Island (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); Vanuatu - Torres Islands (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); New Caledonia - Nouméa, Ilot Maitre, Plum, and Hienghéne (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); Hawaiian Islands (Stimpson, 1907, Edmondson, 1959); Tahiti (Stimpson, 1907).

Metopograpsus thukuhar