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|Researched by||Marie Skewes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||A. Milne-Edwards, 1867|
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The carapace is flat with a smooth dorsal surface, and is up to 3 cm in length. A pair of broad sub-median lobes are present between the eyes. Antero-lateral margins of carapace with 5 obtuse teeth, all hairy on the underside. Chelipeds stout and slightly unequal. Dorsal surface of carapace yellowish with patches of red. Chelipeds and walking legs yellowish; propodus and dactylus of chelipeds brown.
Can be distinguished from the closely related Xantho hydrophilus by the presence of a dense fringe of hair on the lateral and posterior margins of the carapace and on the walking legs.
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Last Updated: 08/05/2008