Pagurus sp. (J. C. Fabricius, 1775)

Distribution: 

Probably common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Members of this Family found in all seas worldwide. In Australia, recorded from inshore waters of all states.

Ecological Notes: 

Specimens pictured discovered on rocky and coral reef, depth 9 m.

Additional Notes: 

A small species, antennae reddish with narrow white bands, eyestalks pale with very pale narrow brown band proximally and distally, eye pale with light and dark blotches and stripes. Antennules have a blue base with orange flagellum. Right claw much larger than left, uniformly pale colour, walking legs pale with brown stripes and blotches. Crabs photographed here in shells approximately 10 mm across.

References: 

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=pagurus Accessed 10/12/2020.