Carapace with similar notches to P. gaimardii, but the shell is slightly more rounded and has a dark mottled rather than spotted pattern. The species is locally common under rocks in the intertidal zone of estuaries.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.3-19.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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