Body mottled dark green and brown. Carapace oval shaped with rounded sides and one notch on each side. Up to 6 cm wide (carapace).
Burrowing Shore Crabs are most active at night, leaving their burrow or rock shelters to forage for food at the water's edge. They make burrows for shelter, which can be some distance from the ocean.
Exposed rocky shores, mid to high tide level.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
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