Body red, claw tips cream. Up to 3 cm long (carapace).
Common Hermit Crabs move into larger shells as they grow bigger. They quickly retreat into their shells when predators are near.
Reef and seaweed areas, to depth of 15 m.
Southern Australian coast, except Tasmania. In western and central Victoria.
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