Litocheira bispinosa, Hobart,TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Mottled purple-brown, with the legs banded in similar colours. It superficially resembles a grapsid crab in shape, as it has a square carapace with a sharp spine towards the front of each side.
Max Size: 2 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.9-21.4°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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