Eyestalks with more than two-thirds exposed in dorsal view. Rostral spines broad, deflexed; postorbital lobe and intercalated spine subequal, broad and blunt; carapace without dorsal tubercles. First antennal article with strong simple distolateral spine. Carapace up to 29 mm wide.
Shaggy Seaweed Crabs are difficult to find because of the camouflage they accumulate over their body. The camouflage, usually algae, sea mosses, etc., is attached by hooks or grows directly on the exoskeleton and mimics the crab's environment, sometimes completely hiding the animal.
Dredged from sand and rubble bottom, depth 3-22 m.
East Indo-west Pacific Oceans including most states of Australia.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed