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DescriptionCarapace slightly broader than long (up to 13 mm across and 12 mm long) and octagonal in shape. Variable in colour, ranging from reddish, yellowish-grey, variegated brown, banded pink or orange, often with red spots. The surface of the carapace and limbs is minutely granular. Lateral (branchial) regions of the carapace are conspicuously swollen. The arms bearing the claws (chelipeds) are equal in length.