Body red-brown with hairs on the legs and claws. Eyes blue. Up to 13 cm long (carapace).
Stridulating Hermit Crabs flex and extend parts of their claws to produce a sound to scare away predators and other crabs. They eat plant and animal matter, as well as shellfish. They are the largest hermit crab in Victorian offshore waters.
Reef and seaweed areas, to depths greater than 130 m.
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