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(Miers, 1886)

Carapace covered with a dense short tomentum, patches of granula on cardiac and branchial regions; transverse granular lines on frontal, protogastric and mesogastric regions, epibranchial line interrupted at the cervical groove but not across midline; front with 6 low, blunt and broadly triangular teeth, medians little more prominent than the submedians; antero-lateral borders with 6 teeth, first truncate, third the largest, sixth acute, directed antero-laterally; postero-lateral junctions angular. Antennal flagellum not excluded from orbit. Chelipeds slightly heterochelous; merus with 3-4 strong spines on anterior border, posterior border with a spinule at its distal end; carpus with a strong internal spine, outer border with 3 spinules; palm with 3 spines on upper border, granulate on upper, and outer faces. Merus of swimming leg with a subdistal posterior spine and a smaller, additional at the distal end, propodus unarmed on posterior border. (Türkay 1995)

Antennal flagellum not excluded from orbital hiatus; carapace behind epibranchial ridges with distinct granular patches. (Davie 1999)

Type locality: Kobe, Japan, 92 m.
Range: South Africa - off Great Fish Point and off Tugela River (Shen, 1935, Barnard, 1950); Madagascar (Crosnier & Thomassin, 1974); Réunion (Crosnier & Thomassin, 1974); India - Palk Strait and Orissa coast (Alcock, 1899a); Gulf of Martaban (Alcock, 1899a); Japan - (Parisi, 1916), Kobe (Miers, 1886), Tokyo Bay, Kochi, Kagoshima, and Maizuru (Ortmann, 1893), Tokyo Bay and Suruga (Parisi, 1916), Siwoya-zaki, Muroto-misaki, Owase, Tanabe, Koshiki-jima, west of Kagoshima, east of Cheju-do, Tsushima, Nagato, Oki, Kyogasaki, Toyama Bay, Niigata, and Oga (Yokoya, 1933), Shimoda (Sakai, 1935), Kinkazan, Tateyama Bay, Sagami Bay, Shimoda, Ise Bay, Kobe, Osaka Bay, Nagasaki and Kagoshima Bay (Sakai, 1939), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1965b), near Tsushima and Genkai-nada (Takeda, 1973c), Tokyo Bay, Sagami Bay, Izu Peninsula, Mikawa Bay, Kii Peninsula, Tosa Bay, and Nagasaki (Sakai, 1976a), Satsuma (Stephenson, 1976), Yamagata Prefecture (Suzuki S., 1979), Maizuru (Miyake, 1983), Tosa Bay (Baba, 1986), Hakodate (Komai et al., 1992), Suruga Bay (Takeda, 1997), Yokohama, Enoshima, Manazuru, Shimoda, Mikawa Bay, Toba, Kii Nagashima, Tosa Bay, Tsuyazaki, and Kagoshima Bay (Muraoka, 1998); Korea - Inch'on (Sakai, 1939), Yeosu, Yeong-il Bay, Gunsan, and Eocheong Island (Kim, 1973), Cheju-do (Kim & Chang, 1985); China - Shandong Peninsula (Shen, 1932), Tsingtao (Leene, 1938), Tsimei and Xiamen (Shen, 1940b), Tsimeti (Stephenson, 1976), Fujian (Dai & Yang, 1991); East China Sea (Takeda & Miyake, 1968c, Takeda, 1975a); Taiwan - Tan-shui (Sakai, 1939, Lin, 1949), Tung-kang, P'eng-hu, Chi-lung, and Nanjuangao (Huang & Yu, 1997); South China Sea - Nansha Islands (Dai & Xu, 1991); Philippines - west and north Lubang Island (Moosa, 1981); Indonesia - Saleh Bay and Savu Sea (Leene, 1938), Sunda Strait, Madura Strait and Kepulauan Kai (Stephenson, 1972a), Kepulauan Tanimbar (Moosa, 1996); Australia - New South Wales (Whitelegge, 1900, Ward, 1933b), Warrior Reef, Botany Bay, Watamooli, Newcastle, Pt. Perpendicular and Wreck Bay (Stephenson et al., 1957), off Barrow Island, W.A. (Stephenson, 1961), Cape Moreton (Griffin, 1972), Queensland (Davie & Short, 1989); 0-439 m.

Charybdis bimaculata