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Berry, 1979

Diagnosis:
Anterior margin of carapace between frontal horns convex, with single median spine; no other spines on this margin, but a single, small denticle on inner margin of each horn. Epistome with five to seven spines on anterior margin, and small spines in anterolateral corner.

Type:
Type locality: "Due east of Boteleur Point, Natal (approximately 26°57'S 32°58'E). Depth 390 m"; holotype ovigerous female in SAM, No. A 15880 (in alcohol, condition good); paratype in SAM, No. A 15881 (in alcohol condition good).

Geographical Distribution:
Off Natal, South Africa (off Boteleur Point, and off Park Rynie, ca. 30°19'S 30°56'E).

Habitat and Biology:
Depth range from 305 to 390 m.

Size:
The two known specimens (both females) have a total body length of 14.2 cm (ovigerous female) and 13.4 cm, corresponding to a carapace length of 4.8 and 4.4 cm.

Interest to Fisheries:
Since only 2 specimens are known, captured in lobster pots, it is clear that so far there is no fishery for the species.

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