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(Owen, 1839)

Carapace almost smooth, with feeble clumps of granules present on branchial regions; front deflexed, constricted between bases of ocular peduncles, with smooth margins, bilobed distally, median furrow shallow; lateral margins slightly converging, subparallel posteriorly, 3 well defined antero-lateral teeth, external orbital angle does not project beyond the following teeth. Ocular peduncles long and narrow, cornea extending beyond tip of external orbital angle for 36% - 60% of peduncle length. Central region of epistome with a pointed protuberance. Merus of third maxilliped smaller than ischium. Palm of male cheliped stout, outer face granulate; immovable finger not deflexed, cutting edge with a strong, subacute tooth at about half its length; cutting edge of dactylus proximally with a small tooth. Meri of ambulatory legs with granular margins, and finely granular surfaces, a row of hairs along upper margin. (Türkay 1995)

Range: Mergui Archipelago (Chopra & Das, 1937); Japan - Ogasawara-shoto (Takeda, 1977a), Tanabe Bay (Wada, 1978), Shiono-misaki (Takeda, 1979a), Kushimoto (Nagai, 1990), Ogasawara and Kushimoto (Takeda & Komai, 1991); Torres Strait (Miers, 1886); Caroline Islands - Ponape (Ortmann, 1894a); Fiji (Barnes, 1970); Hawaii - (Barnes, 1970, Serène, 1973), Sandwich Island (Souleyet, 1841, Dana, 1852, Crosnier, 1965), Honolulu Harbor (Rathbun, 1906).

Telescope-eyed ghost crab (Macrophthalmus telescopicus)