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Galil, 2001

Carapace rounded, globose, dorsal surface finely granulate. Front produced, upcurved, anterior margin v-shaped, minutely granulate. Hepatic region bearing granulate line. Faceted subhepatic margin terminates in obtuse, granulate denticle, separated from convex lateral margin by shallow notch. Lateral margins of carapace minutely beaded. Lateral posterior denticles triangular, dorso-ventrally flattened, granulate. Median posterior spine in male 0.2 as long as carapace; proximally swollen, granulate; distally acuminate, slightly upcurved. Denticles on anterior margin of efferent branchial channel subequal. External maxillipeds minutely granulate. Cheliped merus in male up to 1.5 as long as carapace, in female slightly less than carapace length; sparsely granulate, granules smaller distally. Carpus, propodus minutely granulate. Dactyl half as long as upper margin of palm. Pereiopods smooth. Thoracic sternites in male antero-laterally granulate, as well as subdistal margins of abdominal sulcus. Minute denticle subdistally on fused abdominal segments of male missing in larger specimens. Female abdomen smooth. Male first pleopod slightly sinuous, apical process curved distad, denticle on interior margin. Colour.— “Reddish yellow and white, marbled and spotted” (Holthuis & Sakai, 1970: 119). “pale brick red above, clouded with bluish, below whitish” (Stimpson, 1907: 153).

Type locality:
Range: Japan - (de Haan, 1841; Miers, 1879), Sagami Bay, Maizuru, Tanagawa, and Kagoshima (Ortmann, 1892), Kii and Nagasaki (Rathbun, 1902a), Kagoshima Bay (Stimpson, 1907), Sagami Bay and Suruga Bay (Parisi, 1914), northern Japan Sea (Yokoya, 1933), Tateyama Bay, Sagami Bay, Shimoda, Ise Bay, Kii Peninsula and Nagasaki (Sakai, 1937a), Amakusa Sea (Miyake, 1961), Sea of Ariake (Miyake, 1961), Amakusa, Sea of Ariake, Tsuyazaki, Tottori, Fukui, Toyama, and Niigata (Miyake et al., 1962), Sagami Bay (Sakai, 1965b), Genkai-nada (Takeda, 1973), Sagami Bay, Manazuru, Mikawa Bay, Wagu, Kii Nagashima, Kii Minabe, Tosa Bay, Shimoda and Kagoshima Bay (Sakai, 1976a), Amakusa (Yamaguchi et al., 1976), Shiono-misaki (Takeda, 1979a), Kochi (Miyake, 1983), Oshima Passage, Amami-Oshima (Takeda, 1989); New Caledonia, Australia, Arafura Sea, New Guinea, Indonesia, China (Galil, 2001b); 4-52 m depth.

Myra celeris