Body pink brown. Front of animal semicircular with a row of hairs across the top. Eyes black. Up to 4 cm wide (carapace).
Shaggy Sponge Crabs are usually camouflaged by a large sponge or sea squirt.
Reef near sponges, to depth of 180 m.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed