Carapace setose, finely granulate and spiny and wider, anteriorly, than O. gracilis. Short divergent rostral horns. Eyestalk short, not reaching tips of triangular forward pointing post-orbital spines. Chelipeds of male only slightly longer than walking legs; of female slightly shorter. All pereiopods setose.
Carapace: male 33.7 x 22.7 mm, female 29 x 20.6 mm.
Carapace deep pink with red patches; rostrum and post-orbital spines red. Chelipeds pink and brown with red on inner distal part of palm; fingers brown with red stripe on proximal half of both faces; teeth white. Walking legs brown with red stripes and patches ventrally; claw pale yellow. Antennule and antennae crimson; flagella translucent. Outer maxilliped crimson and brown. Eyestalk pale brown; cornea black.
Deep water, green mud, broken shell, grey sand.
Sea of Okhotsk, northwestern Pacific Ocean, to off mouth of Columbia River, Washington; 494 to 1463 m.
Distribution In British Columbia
One record off Englefield Bay, Queen Charlotte Islands (53°2’N, 132°51.8’W), at 1204 m.
The small size and deep-water habitat results in this species being rarely collected or recognized.
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Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab
for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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