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(de Man, 1887)

The lobules of the dorsal surface of carapace are well sculptured and covered with fine granules but not with hairs; 2M is completely divided into two lobules, each of which bears two protuberances. 1M, 2M, 3L, 4L, 5L, 1R are respectively mounted with a granulated protuberance. Of the four antero-lateral teeth, the first is obtuse and on a lower level, the others are very acuminate and curved at tip. Front deeply separated into two lobes, each of which has a large lateral protuberance; the anterior angle of supraorbital margin is well produced.
Arm bears five or six spinules in two rows on the superior border, its inner lower border has two spinules; wrist and palm with beaded tubercles, of which those on the outer surface of palm are arranged in longitudinal series. Ambulatory legs are covered with fine granules; the anterior border of merus with seven to eight acuminate spines; carpus and propodus are furnished with longitudinal rows of spinules interspersed with hairs. (Sakai, 1939)

Type locality: Ambon, Indonesia.
Range: Madagascar - Diégo-Suarez and Tamatave (Guinot, 1964b); Japan - Okinawa (Sakai, 1939), Yoron-jima and Ishigaki-jima (Sakai, 1976a), Shiono-misaki (Miyake, 1983); Taiwan; China - Paracel Islands (Dai & Yang, 1991); Indonesia - Ambon (de Man, 1887d), Banda Neira (Gordon, 1934), Ambon and Banda Neira (Guinot, 1964b).

Phymodius granulosus