General Description

Right claw (cheliped) larger than left, with strong ridge on palm (propodus). Palm triangular in cross-section and scarcely rotated with respect to 5th segment (carpus). Red with whitish bands on claws and legs. Carapace up to 5 mm long.


The legs and claws of this small species are candy-striped white and red and are relatively thin, but more important for species identification is the triangular cross-section of the left smaller claw (cheliped), resulting from a strong ridge on its outside. This species is especially common in Bass Strait.


Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern and eastern Australia.


Intertidal, to depths of 14-128 m.

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