Small, green-brown porcellanid with a smooth carapace. The species occurs under rocks near low-tide level. It is extremely abundant in sheltered bays around Tasmania, where it was introduced from NZ around 1900.
Max Size: 2 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.3-19.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (24% 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: Many (47 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