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Latreille, 1818

Middle sized animals. Eyestalks not extended beyond cornea. Exorbital tooth broadly triangular and clearly protruding. Inner surface of palm of major chela without stridulating ridge. Small chela with both fingers pointed. Anterior face of propodi of second pereiopods with a row of hairs along median line. Same joint of third pereiopod naked. Male first pleopod abruptly narrowed distally, its distal part slightly bent laterally, palp short and angular, its distance to pleopod tip much longer than palp length. Opercle of female genital duct distally rounded, knob-shaped, and protruding mesially, vulva-opening oblique with respect to median line of sternum. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Tarawai Island, north of Papua New Guinea.
Range: Red Sea - (Kossmann, 1877), Gulf of Aqaba, Naman Island and Massawa (Türkay et al., 1996); Gulf of Aden - Yemen, Aden and Mukalla (Türkay et al., 1996); Somalia - Hafun (Guinot, 1962), Sar Uanle (Vannini & Valmori, 1981); Mozambique - Delagoa Bay (Barnard, 1950); South Africa - Natal; Aldabra Islands (Vannini & Valmori, 1981); Madagascar - Nosy Bé (Lenz & Richters, 1881), Nosy Bé, Nosy Iranja, Tuléar, and Ile Europa (Crosnier, 1965); Mauritius (Ortmann, 1894a, Michel, 1964); Laccadive Islands (Alcock, 1900b); India - Madras coast (Alcock, 1900b), Umarsadi (Chhapgar, 1957), Travancore, Bay of Bengal; Sri Lanka (Ortmann, 1894a, Alcock, 1900b); Andaman Islands (Alcock, 1900b); Nicobar Islands (Alcock, 1900b); Burma - Tavoy (Alcock, 1900b), Maungmagan near Tavoy (Chopra & Das, 1937); Mergui Archipelago (Alcock, 1900b); Sumatra - Banda Aceh; Cocos-Keeling Islands (Huang et al., 1998); Christmas Islands (George, 1982, Huang et al., 1998); Japan - Miyazaki, Okinawa-jima and Ogasawara-shoto (Sakai, 1939), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1955a, 1965), Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, Miyazaki Prefecture, Amami-Oshima, and Okinawa (Sakai, 1976a), Nanki Shirahama (Miyake, 1983), Okukubi River, Okinawa (Shokita et al., 1998); Taiwan - (Sakai, 1976a, Dai & Yang, 1991), Tan-shui (Sakai, 1939), Hsin-chu, An-ping, Tan-shui, Wuch'i, and P'eng-hu (Lin, 1949); China - Fuzhou, Tsimei, and Xiamen (Shen, 1940b), Paracel Islands (Chen, 1975, Huang et al., 1998), Guangdong and Fujian (Dai & Yang, 1991); Philippines - Luzon (Huang et al., 1998); Malay Peninsula - Terengganu and Kelantan (Lanchester, 1902), Pulau Babi Besar and Pulau Tioman (Huang et al., 1998); Singapore (Huang et al., 1998); Indonesia - Noordwachter Island (de Man, 1888d), Paternoster Islands, west of Flores, and Kawa Bay, Seram (Tesch, 1918a), Kepulauan Natuna (Huang et al., 1998); Palau (Takeda & Hayashi, 1973); New Guinea - Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Ortmann, 1894a); Australia - Sandgate (Rathbun, 1926); New Caledonia - Nesson (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976); Tahiti.

Ocypode cordimanus