Species Index

Rhynchocinetes serratus
(H. Milne Edwards, 1837)

Distribution: Relatively common 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: May be recognised by the relatively long, yellowish rostrum. Similar R. durbanensis has a much more lined pattern and has a white stripe rather than the yellow marking on the rostrum. 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 Accessed 14/11/2018.