Front right leg with large claw (cheliped), especially in males where it is swollen and has a ridge along the inside. The smaller left cheliped is triangular in cross-section. White shield shape marking with two red dots on top of the body. Up to 2 cm wide (carapace).
Clarrie's Hermit Crab was named after the late Clarrie Handreck, a knowledgeable amateur marine biologist from Victoria where the species is common. The females are so small that they can carry only a few eggs inside the shell.
Intertidal and subtidal rocky reef, to depth of 45 m.
Small claws but unlikely to nip.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed