Body yellow-brown with darker red patches. Carapace has two notches on the side behind the eye. Up to 4 cm wide (carapace).
Mottled Shore Crabs are one of three species of similar shore crabs that differ in colouration, the arrangement of notches along the carapace margin, and the hairiness of the legs.
Exposed shores, under rocks on sheltered coasts or in burrows on mudflats.
South-eastern Australia, including central Victorian.
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