Common in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific Region. In Australia recorded from waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland and New South Wales south to around Sydney.
Often found on the roofs of caves and overhangs in inshore reef areas during daylight hours. Depth to 80 m.
Shades of orange and brown, flattened antennae with fairly smooth or weakly spined edges. Grows to a total length of 350 - 400 mm.
Identification thanks to Peter Davie, Senior Curator, Crustacea, Queensland Museum.
Diana Jones, Gary Morgan, A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters, Western Australian Museum, Reed Publishers, Sydney, 1994. p.107.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=scyllarides. Accessed 14/11/2018.