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Miers, 1886

Carapace distinctly broader than long, very convex, surface smooth and glabrous; front bilobed, median notch not clear, both lobes sinuous; antero-lateral borders with 5 teeth, first the smallest, 2nd-4th subequal and rounded, 5th small and quite acute. Cheliped merus without teeth; carpus with a strong internal tooth; palm smooth except inner border of upper face. (Türkay 1995)

Type locality: Celebes Sea, south of Mindanao, 6°54'N, 122°18'E, "Challenger" stn 212, 18 m.
Range: South Africa - east coast (Barnard, 1950); Madagascar - Nosy Iranja (Crosnier, 1962); Mauritius (Michel, 1964); India - off Malabar coast (Alcock, 1899a); Sri Lanka (Alcock, 1899a); Andaman Islands (Alcock, 1899a); Mergui Archipelago (Alcock, 1899a); Japan - Shimoda and Nagasaki (Sakai, 1939), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1965b), Sagami Bay, Shimoda, Mikawa Bay, Kii Nagashima, Kii Minabe, Tosa Bay, and Nagasaki (Sakai, 1976a), Shiono-misaki (Takeda, 1979a), off Nojima-zaki, Boso Peninsula (Takeda, 1981a), Nanki Shirahama (Miyake, 1983), Oshima Passage, Amami-Oshima (Takeda, 1989), Kagoshima; Taiwan - Tingch'ieting (Lin, 1949), Kaohsiung Province and I-lan Province (Huang & Yu, 1997); Philippines - Mindoro and off Jolo (Stephenson, 1972a); Indonesia - Celebes Sea (Miers, 1886), west of Salawati, Manipa Island, Banda, Saleh Bay and Ambon (Leene, 1938); Australia - Maud Landing, north of Western Australia (Stephenson, 1961); Hawaiian Islands - north-east coast of Hawaii (Rathbun, 1906); Marquesas Islands (Stephenson, 1976); 30-85 m.

Harlequin crab (Lissocarcinus laevis)