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Length of whole animal about 18 mm; carapace 8.5 mm; mainly salmon-red. Rostrum narrow, especially in males; paired lateral teeth protruding very little from the edge. Transverse post-rostral groove arched forward centrally, with a pair of distinctive setae in a separate smaller groove just behind it (G. intermedia detail).

Sublittoral, till 15-20 m, exceptionally 25 metres.

From Norway to Dakar and Mediterranean.

Galathea intermedia