General Description

Body mottled dark green and brown. Carapace oval-shaped with rounded sides and one notch on each side. Up to 6 cm wide (carapace).


Burrowing Shore Crabs are most active at night, leaving their burrow or rock shelters to forage for food at the water's edge. They make burrows for shelter, which can be some distance from the ocean.


Southern Australian coast.


Exposed rocky shores, mid to high tide level.

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