- Rough Rock Crab
Body covered with red hairs. Notch in carapace between the eyes. Rear leg flattened and pointed at tip. Up to 9 cm wide (carapace).
Velvet Crabs, so-called because of the furry coating on the carapace, sometimes enter rock lobster pots and are occasionally sold in markets.
Rock reef areas, to depth of 50 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