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(A. Milne Edwards, 1873)

Postorbital neck long, its lateral margin with one to five spinules, carapace constricted behind supraorbital eave, this last one with one large spine, hepatic region weakly produced, its margin without anterior spine, apex with one spine, sometimes two additional smaller ones. Eyestalk moderately long with only a weak constriction and a well developed, narrow anterior tubercle. Basal antennal article only reaching three quarters of antennular fossa, one long spine at distal two thirds. Cheliped of adult male with merus trigonal, stoutness uniformly increasing distally; fixed finger of chela with moderately large proximal teeth close together. Third segment of male abdomen laterally spinulous. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Bass Strait.
Range: Mozambique - Lourenço Marques (Griffin, 1974); Seychelles (Rathbun, 1911); Andaman Islands (Alcock, 1895a); Japan - Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1938a, 1976), Ogasawara-shoto (Takeda, 1977a), Shiono-misaki (Takeda, 1979a); Philippines; Sulu Archipelago - off Jolo (Griffin & Tranter, 1986a); Indonesia - Selat Sape and Teluk Sape (Griffin & Tranter, 1986a); Australia - Bass Strait (A. Milne Edwards, 1873), Port Philip and Bass Strait (Miers, 1886), Crowdy Head, Port Jackson, Botany Bay, off Eden, Twofold Bay, Green Cape, Cape Everard, and Bass Strait (Griffin & Yaldwyn, 1965), Moreton Bay (Campbell & Stephenson, 1970), Pt. Cloates, Carnarvon, Bluff Point, Fongara, Cape Leschenault, Rottnest Island, Cape Naturaliste, southern Coral Sea, Disaster Bay, Montague Island, and Botany Bay (Griffin, 1970e), off Cape Moreton, Disaster Bay, and Montague Island (Griffin, 1972); New Zealand - Auckland (Haswell, 1879a), between Foxton and Wanganui, off Cape Brett, Flat Head, Colvil Channel, Tasman Bay, and off Farewell Spit (Griffin & Yaldwyn, 1965); Kermadec Islands - Raoul Island (Griffin & Tranter, 1986a); 36-166 m.

Achaeus curvirostris