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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.
No free telson.

Length up to 7 mm.

Generally inhabits rather coarser sand than Bodotria scorpioides.

Depth range
Down to about 120 m.

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

World distribution
SW Norway to Brittany.

[After Jones, 1976]

Bodotria arenosa