Rostral spines stout, straight, divergent; hepatic spine sharp. Anterolateral angle of basal antennal article with short spine. Preorbital and antorbital spines broad and triangular; intercalated spine well separated from supraorbital eave, directed laterally; postorbital and hepatic spines well separated at base. Walking legs with propodi only slightly expanded. Yellow-brown. Carapace up to 7 cm long.
A common seaweed crab among subtidal algal beds of sheltered shores. The crab is yellow-brown and can be twice the size of the ramshorn crab. In both species, males have stronger claws than females. This is the smoothest of the four species and the most common in Victoria and South Australia.
Low intertidal, to 108 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
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