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(Fabricius, 1798)

Antennal flagellum excluded from orbital hiatus; median lobule of lateral part of lower border of orbit sharply dentiform; frontal teeth rounded; posterior border of cephalothorax curved, forming curved postero-lateral junction; 6 antero-lateral teeth, first antero-lateral tooth not truncate, second antero-lateral tooth about as large as first; granular ridges on carapace faint, but no distinct cardiac ridges; 4 pale spots on mesobranchial regions; carpus of fifth leg without a spine; chelipeds not very granular. (Davie 1999)

Type locality: "Oceano indico", probably Tranquebar.
Range: Red Sea - Saudi Arabia (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Pakistan - Sindh, Karachi, and Ras Jaddi (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); India - Bombay (Chhapgar, 1957), Madras (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Sri Lanka (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Mergui Archipelago (Chopra & Das, 1937); West Sumatra - Airbangis (Apel & Spiridonov, 1998); Japan - Sagami Bay; Taiwan - (Dai & Yang, 1991), Kaohsiung (Lin, 1949), Chi-lung (Stephenson, 1976), Tai-nan, Yüan-lin Province, and Kaohsiung Province (Huang & Yu, 1997); Thailand; Malaysia; Indonesia; Australia - Bernier Island and North West Cape, W.A., from Cairns to Mooloolabah, Queensland (Stephenson et al., 1957).

Charybdis lucifera