"Anterior feet unequal, the left larger. Fingers moving in a vertical plane, calcareous at tips, spoon-excavate. Front with a small point as a rostrum.
The species are naked, or but little hairy. They have been found only in the tropics."
Dana, 1852; pg. 456
"Numerous specimens from Minikoi, and from Goidu, Maldives."
Alcock, 1906; pg. 828
"A single specimen from Goidu, Maldives."
Alcock, 1905; pg. 829
"Indo-Pacific and South-east and East Africa to the Sandwich Islands, but not further north or south than 30°."
Alcock, 1905; pg. 828