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(Goodsir, 1843)

Carapace with median and lateral carinae much as in Bodotria scorpioides, which it resembles in most respects, the major difference being that the endopod of the uropod has only one segment.
The first pereionite is not visible from above, the second long. Only the first pereiopods bearing exopodites in either sex. Pereiopod 2 with the basis and ischium not distinctly separated.
free telson.

Up to 7 mm.

Generally inhabits rather coarser sand than Bodotria scorpioides.

Depth range:
Down to about 120 metres.

Distribution in the North Sea:
Recorded from SW Norway to Brittany.

World distribution:
SW Norway to Brittany.

Bodotria arenosa