Calcinus spicatus, Kenn Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Calcinus spicatus, Nth Solitary Is, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Generally pinkish, large claws bright red with pinkish pincers and numerous white spines. Eye stalks yellow or orange with white distal band. Walking legs with broad pale bands.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.3-27.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.