Charybdis (Goniosupradens) acutifrons (de Man, 1879)

Charybdis (Goniosprudens) acutifrons
Charybdis (Goniosprudens) acutifrons
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
5m
Common name: Spine-fronted Swimming Crab
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Japan and Indonesia. In Australia recorded from south east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents rocky and coral reef habitat, sublittoral zones.

Additional Notes:

Blue and yellow legs, claw colouring very distinctive. Grows to 75 mm.

References:

Davie, Peter. Wild Guide to Moreton Bay and Adjacent Coasts. Second Edition. Published by Queensland Museum. Vol 2, p. 238.