Carapace split into two colours: brown-purple at front, grey at the rear. Rear leg flattened and pointed at tip. Up to 8 cm wide (carapace).
Rough Rock Crabs are active during the day. When a male finds a female to mate with, he carries her around between his claws until she moults and is ready to mate.
Seaweed, reef and sand areas, to depth of 20 m.
Not harmful but a nip from claws could be painful.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed