Clibanarius virescens (Krauss, 1843)

Distribution: 

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia recorded from Geraldton in Western Australia, across the tropical north, south to Sydney New South Wales on the east coast, and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents areas of mangroves, rocky shores and soft sediments. Intertidal and subtidal to a depth of 10 m.

Additional Notes: 

Claws and legs greenish-black with yellow patches on the fingers of claws and legs. Eyestalks brown. Carapace length of up to 8 mm, total length up to 20 mm.

References: 

Diana Jones, Gary Morgan, A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters, Western Australian Museum, Reed Publishers, Sydney, 1994. p.117.

Diana Jones, Gary Morgan, A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters, Western Australian Museum, Reed Publishers, Sydney, 1994. pp.116-7.

Poupin J. and M. Juncker, 2010 – A guide to the decapod crustaceans of the South Pacific. Published by CRISP and SPC, Noumea, New Caledonia, 320 pp., 366 photographs. Pp.136-7.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Clibanarius+virescens. Accessed 13/12/2018.