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(Rathbun, 1911)

Carapace not globose, about 1.5 times broader than long. After denuding, regions appearing incompletely defined and furnished with sparse granules. Granules on frontal lobes and supraorbital and antero-lateral margins, some granules being larger, in particular four on the antero-lateral margin. Entire body thickly covered with a coat of long tubular setae; characteristic radiating tufts of setae arising from the large, rounded, visible granules. Antero-lateral margins indistinctly divided and without traces of furrows separating the lobes. External surface of palm furnished with coarse granules; fingers flat, cultriform, and acute, with some proximal denticles on the cutting margin. Ambulatory legs with numerous setae, similar to those on the carapace; dactyli terminating in a corneous, fine, long claw. (Guinot 1998)

Type locality: Egmont, Chagos Archipelago, 11-13 m.
Range: Red Sea - (Balss, 1924a), Jubal (Guinot, 1976); Madagascar - Toliara (Guinot, 1976, Serène, 1984); Chagos Archipelago - Egmont and Salomon (Rathbun, 1911), Salomon (Guinot, 1976); Japan - Amami-Oshima (Takeda & Miyake, 1968a); China - Paracel Islands (Dai & Yang, 1991); Australia - North West Island and Heron Island, Queensland (Ward, 1933a); Tonga (Edmondson, 1962, Guinot, 1976); Hawaii - (Edmondson, 1962), Oahu (Guinot, 1976).

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