General Description

Body grey, flattened and covered with hairs. Legs held close together and claws flat and wide. Antennae blue. Up to 3 cm wide (carapace).


Hairy Stone Crabs differ from true crabs because they only have three pairs of obvious legs besides the claws. They rely on their muddy appearance as a camouflage, clinging invisibly to the undersides of rocks rather than fleeing from predators.


Southern Australia.


Under rocks on exposed rocky shores.

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