Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region and western Atlantic. In Australia recorded from Western Australia, Queensland south to southern New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.
Frequents coral and rocky reefs, clear or slightly turbid water. Depth to at least 18 m.
Nocturnal, usually seen under rocks, coral slabs or in crevices. Small feelers have dark brown and white bands, legs are dark with longitudinal white stripes. Grows to body length of 30 cm.
Davie, Peter. Wild Guide to Moreton Bay and Adjacent Coasts. Second Edition. Published by Queensland Museum. Vol 2. p.218.