Claws (chelipeds) unequal, right larger than left. Abdomen asymmetrical, typically large and twisted. Walking legs (pereopods) not dorsally armed. Male sexual tube especially obvious. Red-brown mottled on background of yellow. Up to 12 mm long.
This tiny hermit crab is a drab dirty yellow, mottled with red-brown, and has thinner claws than others. The lobe above each eye is decorated with tiny spines; other species have just a simple spike but a microscope is needed to see this feature.
Intertidal under stones, to depths of 45 m.
Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed