A varunid crab, Ptychognathus takahasii Sakai, 1939 (Decapoda: Brachyura), is reported based on the specimens collected from the south coast of Kyushu, southern Japan. A brief description and several figures of these specimens are provided. This record repre- sents the first discovery of the species from Kyushu Is- land.

九州の南岸から得られたヨツハヒライソモドキ (十脚目:短尾下目:モクズガニ科)の記録(前之園唯史)