General Description

Body mottled brown, green or grey. Carapace rectangular with three pointed projections on each side. Eyes black. Up to 2 cm wide (carapace).


Little Shore Crabs are active scavengers on the rocky shore. The superfamily Grapsoidea, to which they belong, principally consists of intertidal crabs, which are the crabs most commonly observed by fossickers on the seashore in Southern Australia. Most of the crabs that flee when disturbed by turning stones on rocky coasts are grapsoids.


South-eastern Australia.


Under rocks, sheltered and exposed intertidal areas, to depth of 10 m.

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