Austrodromidia octodentata, Coffin Bay, SA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Rounded carapace with four or five inconspicuous teeth on the side margins towards the front. The most distinctive feature is a dense covering of tufted bristles on the carapace and legs. This species and Dromidiopsis excavata, another large dromiid with a pink body covering and row of bristles along the front of the carapace, are the most commonly seen species on jetty pylons in South Australia and Victoria.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.9-20.8°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney