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Miers, 1879

Carapace with six spines: one on the gastric, one on the cardiac, and two on each branchial region; postorbital region constricted, neck short; supraorbital eave smooth or with a few anterior spinules; margins of rostral lobes smooth, tips rounded. Eyestalk robust, laterally projecting and armed with a strong tubercle in front. Cheliped robust in male; merus and carpus with a few scattered granules above; palm swollen, with about six spinules on the upper margin and a few small granules on the lower margin, near its base; fingers acute, with a wide hiatus at base. Ambulatory legs very slender, dactyls of the las pair strongly falcate. Last segment of male abdomen subtriangular. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: off coast of Mie Prefecture, Japan, 34°10'N, 136°47'E, 55 m.
Range: Persian Gulf (Alcock, 1895a); Maldives; Japan - off Mie Prefecture (Miers, 1879b), Iro-zaki, Sagami Bay, Omae-zaki, between Nagasaki and Koshiki-jima, and west of Goto-retto (Yokoya, 1933), Shimoda and coast of Kii Peninsula (Sakai, 1938a), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1965b), Sagami Bay, Shimoda and coast of Gobo City (Sakai, 1976a), Kushimoto (Miyake, 1983); Korea - Cheju-do (Kim & Chang, 1985); 77-187 m.

Achaeus spinosus