Posterior margin of carapace rounded, without any conical or angular projections, anterolateral margin strongly swollen and separated from lateral projection by notch; carapace densely covered with low circular granules. Up to 13 mm wide.
Many members of this family of crabs are apparently nocturnal; during the day they can be found partly buried in the sediment. At night they forage for invertebrates, though they also scavenge dead material.
Intertidal, to 102 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