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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 4 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 incisus 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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