Carapace that is usually obscured by dense growths of algae, sponges or hydroids attached to hooked hairs and tubercles. The claws are reddish orange with light-coloured tips and two granulose ridges are present along the segment before the hand.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.5-22.4°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