Palm (propodus) of right male claw (cheliped) with mesial ridge only proximally. Last segment (dactylus) of first and second walking legs (pereopods 2 and 3) 4.0-4.5 times as long as broad, much shorter than sixth segment (propodus); tail fan (telson) with narrow shallow median cleft. Carapace length to 3 mm.
This is one of the most common species of hermit crab on open coastal reefs in southern NSW and in some older books was referred to as Pagurus lacertosus. It can be distinguished from P. handrecki by its larger size, poorer development of the mesial ridge on the right male cheliped, and colour.
Intertidal, to depths of 24 m.
Southern temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed