Carapace yellow-brown, wider than long. Eyestalks long, usually projecting upward from the carapace for a better view. Up to 3 cm wide (carapace).
Southern Sentinel Crabs live in permanent burrows in mudflats. They are one of many crab species living on tropical mudflats, but one of only a few that live on mudflats in southern Australia.
In burrows on intertidal seagrass-covered mudflats.
South-eastern Australia. 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