Rhynchocinetes sp. (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)

Distribution: 

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.

References: 

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.