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(Fulton & Grant, 1902)

Carapace smooth, distinctly wider than long, antero-lateral borders armed with three strong, blunt teeth; cardiac and branchial grooves well marked by depressions. Rostrum tridentate, median tooth small, blunt and on a lower level, projecting as far forward as lateral teeth. Chelipeds large, palm smooth, upper border in male sparsely covered with rounded nodules, in female these nodules are rudimentary. Second and third pereiopods shorter than chelipeds, first slightly longer than second. Carpi and propodi with tuberculiform nodules at distal ends of anterior borders. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Port Phillip Heads.
Range: South Africa - Algoa Bay to Natal (Barnard, 1947, 1950); Japan - Suruga Bay, Omae-zaki, Ashizuri-misaki, Suno-saki, Tanegashima, Sata-misaki, Iki Islet, off Tottori, Mikuni, Noto Peninsula, Ryuhi-zaki and Tsugaru Strait (Yokoya, 1933), Shimoda (Sakai, 1935a), Sagami Bay, Shimoda, Wagu and Tosa Bay (Sakai, 1936b, c), Hachijo-jima (Sakai, 1954), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1965b), Sagami Bay, Shimoda, Kii Nagashima, Kii Minabe, and Tosa Bay (Sakai, 1976a), Yamagata Prefecture (Suzuki S., 1979), Nanki Kushimoto (Miyake, 1983), Kyushu-Palau Ridge (Baba, 1986), Matsumae, Hokkaido (Komai et al., 1992); Korea - Pusan (Kim, 1970), Hae-undae (Kim, 1973); East China Sea - Okinawa Trough (Baba, 1986); Taiwan; Philippines - north of Lubang (McLay, 1993); Australia - between Port Stephens and Newcastle, Shoalhaven Bight, Green Cape, Rame Head, Cape Everard, Mt. Cann, Bass Strait, Bay of Fires, Oyster Bay, west of Kingston, and south Australia (Rathbun, 1923a), Port Phillip Bay (Griffin & Yaldwyn, 1971), off Cape Ottway, Victoria (Griffin, 1972), Encounter Bay, S. A. (Griffin, 1972), King Island and Wineglass Bay, Tasmania (Griffin, 1972), south-east Queensland (Davie & Short, 1989); Chesterfield Islands (McLay, 1993); New Caledonia (McLay, 1993); Loyalty Islands (McLay, 1993); Hunter Island (McLay, 1993); Marquesas - Tahuata (Poupin, 1996a); Tuamotu Archipelago - Makemo and Takapoto (Poupin, 1996a); Tubuai Islands - Raivavae (Poupin, 1996a); French Polynesia (McLay, 1991); New Zealand; 20-612 m.

Dromia wilsoni