Carapace with clubbed setae, at least close to anterior and anterolateral margins, plus few scattered clusters of 2-3 longer soft hairs elsewhere; carapace with group of 3-12 tubercles on a curved ridge near anterolateral margin. Male gonopod 1 with hooked tip, less bent in juveniles, with long setae at right angle near tip. Up to 2 cm wide.
This is the most common species of Pilumnus in Bass Strait, recognisable from the mat of short clubbed hairs and scattered longer hairs, plus the curved row of short tubercles protruding through this mat. The curved row of tubercles of larger specimens is represented in juveniles simply as a low ridge buried in the soft velvety fur.
In sponges, bryozoans, and algae, intertidal to 70 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern 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