Rostral spines stout, straight, divergent; hepatic spine short, blunt. Intercalated spine separated from supraorbital eave by notch or fused to it; hepatic spine short, blunt; anterolateral spine of basal antennal article with an accessory spinule. Walking legs with propodi strongly expanded. Up to 2.5 cm long.
Seaweed crabs are so well covered with vegetation that it is usually necessary to remove it in order to determine the species. The legs and carapace are well provided with hooked hairs to which the weed is fastened making the adornment appear natural. The extent of seaweed each crab has varies thus making each one quite unique.
Low intertidal, to 25 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern Australia.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed