Third walking leg (pereopod 4) not chelate. Pleopods 1 and 2 paired in male and forming copulatory apparatus, in female only pleopods 1 paired. Female often with brood pouch on left side of abdomen enclosing eggs on the pleopods and covering dorsal side. No gill (pleurobranch) above pereopod 5.
This undescribed species of Hermit Crab has been identified from material collected from surveys of Bass Strait. A few specimens from Port Phillip Bay have also been identified but further taxonomic work is needed to resolve whether there are multiple species attributed to this taxon.
Low intertidal to continental shelf, to depth 900 m.
Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
sp. MoV 698
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed