Unusual hermit crab with a straight body and symmetrical tail fan. It lives in a hole excavated in soft stone, which is sealed by its equal-sized claws and the first pair of walking legs.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.7-21.4°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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