Uroptychus ciliatus (Van Dam, 1933), Van Dam, 1933

Mccallum, Anna W. & Poore, Gary C. B., 2013, Chirostylidae of Australia’s western continental margin (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura), with the description of five new species, Zootaxa 3664 (2), pp. 149-175: 160

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Uroptychus ciliatus (Van Dam, 1933)
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Uroptychus ciliatus (Van Dam, 1933)  

( Figs. 5 View FIGURE 5 , 12 View FIGURE 12. A B)

Chirostylus ciliatus Van Dam, 1933: 12   , figs 17–19. Uroptychus ciliatus   .—Baba, 2005: 33, fig. 9.

Material examined. Female, ovigerous, (cl 9.2 mm), Western Australia, off the Kimberley plateau (13 ° 15.9 'S, 123 ° 22.45 'E – 13 ° 16.35 'S, 123 ° 21.4 'E), 394 – 390 m, 0 7 Jul 2007 (stn SS05/ 2007 180), CSIRO acquisition number 41, NMV J 55998.

Colour. Yellow –orange body and appendages and pale pink abdomen. Spines red –orange.

Distribution. Kei Islands, Taiwan and north-western Australia. 204– 390 m.

Remarks. This specimen is more spinose than the Kei Island and Taiwan material described by Baba (2005) and Baba et al. (2009). Baba (2005) described the species as having a few spines on the dorsal surface of the branchial region. The north-western Australian specimen has two large spines and six smaller spines on the branchial region. This is the fifth specimen collected of this species. Our female carried 26 eggs of 1.2 mm diameter.