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(Lamarck, 1818)

Carapace significantly wider than long, its surface canaliculated; antero-lateral borders armed with two teeth; frontal, branchial and cardiac grooves well marked. Rostrum tridentate, median tooth on a lower level, projecting further forward than lateral ones, which are blunter. No epipod on cheliped. Palm of cheliped smooth, only a proximal tubercle at carpal articulation and another one at the base of dactyl. Distal margins of carpi and propodi of second and third pereiopods bluntly lobed. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Le Réunion
Range: Red Sea; South Africa - Durban (Stebbing, 1923); Zanzibar (Lenz, 1905); Mozambique (Hilgendorf, 1879); Réunion (Lamarck, 1818); Mauritius (Bouvier, 1915b, Michel, 1964); Persian Gulf (Alcock, 1900a, 1901, Stephensen, 1945); Maldives (Borradaile, 1903b); Andaman Islands - (Alcock, 1900a), Great Coco Island (Alcock, 1901); Japan - Kikaishima and Okinawa (Stimpson, 1858d, 1907), coast of Wakayama (Sakai, 1936c), Hachijo-jima (Sakai, 1954), Kii Minabe, Yoron-jima and Iriomote-jima (Sakai, 1976a); Taiwan; China - Hainan Island (Dai & Yang, 1991); Philippines; Sulu Archipelago (Ihle, 1913); Indonesia - Selat Gaspar (Stimpson, 1858d, 1907), Edam Island (de Man, 1888d), Salayar, Savu, Obi Major, Gisser Island, Sulabesi and Roti (Ihle, 1913); New Caledonia (Takeda & Nunomura, 1976, McLay, 1993); Marshall Islands; Kiribati; Tuvalu; Niue Island; Tuamotu Archipelago - Raroia Atoll; intertidal to 3 m.

Cryptodromia fallax