Carapace round with conical spines, longest marginally. Rostrum with spines: 2 dorsally, 4 laterally and 1 ventrally; tip may be bifid; subequal chelipeds shorter than walking legs, which are elongate and have sharp, broad-based spines on all surfaces. Eyestalk short and stout with cornea mostly ventral. Antennal acicle small and tipped with 2 or 3 sharp spines. 2nd segment of abdomen spined and entire.
Carapace: male 187 x 195 mm.
Carapace reddish tan and dark red anteriorly. Spines with red base, a light band and dark brown tips. Chelipeds reddish tan and streaked with red-brown. Spines light, fingers orange and cutting teeth on finger of right hand white; those of left brown. Walking legs tan and light mahogany; dactyl with terminal bands orange and tips dark brown.
Japan, Sea of Okhotsk (northwest Pacific), and Bering Sea, to Ucluelet, Vancouver Island (48°45’N, 125°20’W), British Columbia; from 77 to 730 m.
Distribution In British Columbia
Records from the west coast of Vancouver Island and Queen Charlotte Sound.
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