Body yellow-brown with dark red spots. Carapace has two notches on the side behind the eye. Up to 5 cm wide (carapace).
Red-spotted Shore Crabs burrow in mud or crawl under rocks for shelter. They look similar to two other species of shore crab that live on more exposed coastal areas.
Under rocks on sheltered coasts or in burrows on mudflats, to depth of 10 m.
South-eastern Australia, including central Victorian.
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