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A. Milne Edwards, 1867

The superior margin of the cheliped palm is without a carina. The antero-lateral margins of the carapace are formed of an anterior, rounded, hardly projecting lobe, followed by three teeth; the first is feeble, the two others acuminate and carinate. The dorsal surface of the carapace is slightly granular on the anterior part. The carapace has some granular crests, the more conspicuous extend onto the branchial regions and as far as the posterior antero-lateral teeth. The chelipeds have their supero-external face granular and the fingers narrow and long with the extremities crossing when closed. The ambulatory legs are cylindrical, with a fine crest on their superior margin. The carapace is furnished with a reticulation of fine red lines and the ambulatory legs are marked with a large, transverse red band. The first pleopod of the male has been figured by Buitendijk (1960, fig. 7d). (Serène, 1984)

Type locality: New Caledonia.
Range: Red Sea (Nobili, 1906, Klunzinger, 1913); Zanzibar (Lenz, 1905); Dar es Salaam (Guinot, 1979b); Iles Europa; Seychelles (Rathbun, 1911); Chagos Archipelago - Egmont Island (Rathbun, 1911); Sri Lanka (Serène, 1984); Japan - Yoron-jima, Ishigaki-jima, and Taketomi-jima (Sakai, 1976a), Kakeroma-jima near Amami-Oshima (Takeda, 1989); China - Paracel Islands (Dai & Yang, 1991); Australia; New Caledonia (A. Milne Edwards, 1867); Hawaii (Edmondson, 1923); Line Islands - Tabuaeran (Edmondson, 1923).

Lophozozymus pulchellus