Caphyra loevis (A. Milne Edwards, 1869)


Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia recorded from Queensland south to northern New South Wales, and Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes: 

Specimen pictured found in Xenia sp. soft coral, at a depth of 14 m.

Additional Notes: 

Superb camouflage and cryptic behaviour of hiding deep in the fronds of the soft coral, ensure this species is rarely seen. Specimen pictured approximately 15 mm carapace width.


Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 13/11/2018.

Palomares, M.L.D. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. SeaLifeBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (06/2018). Accessed 13/11/2018.