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RED SEA BOX CRAB
|Rare in sand at
depths exceeding 100 feet.
The carapace has the outline of an inverted pear and the outer face of
the claws are finely granular with two diagonal rows composed of larger
nodules. Attains carapace width of 2 inches. Known from
scattered locations form the Red Sea to Hawai'i and French Polynesia.
Until it's formal description as a new species in 1996 it was known in
Hawai'i as Cycloes granulosa, which is restricted to the Western