Rhynchocinetes sp. (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)


Family is well represented in the Solitary Islands Marine Park, and distributed throughout all states of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequent a variety of habitats but mostly nocturnal and live in crevices and holes in coral and rocky reef.

Additional Notes: 

Species of this genus are recognised by their relatively long rostrum, which is movable, hinging with the front margin of the carapace. Typically grow to around 40 mm.


Diana Jones, Gary Morgan, A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters, Western Australian Museum, Reed Publishers, Sydney, 1994. p.75.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Rhynchocinetes. Accessed 14/11/2018.