Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Ranges northern New South Wales south to the Victorian border.
Frequents intertidal exposed rocky areas to at least 20 m depth.
Right claw somewhat flattened and much larger than the left. Both claws are covered in fine, dense hairs. Mottled and banded in cream, violet-brown and orange, the eyestalks have an orange band about mid-length. It inhabits rounded gastropod shells and reaches a shield length of around 15 mm.
Diana Jones, Gary Morgan, A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters, Western Australian Museum, Reed Publishers, Sydney, 1994. p.121.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Pagurus+sinuatus. Accessed 14/11/2018.