Calcinus lineapropodus (Morgan and Forest, 1991)

Calcinus lineapropodus
Calcinus lineapropodus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 24 January 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Distribution:

Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Exmouth in Western Australia, the Great Barrier Reef south to northern New South Wales. 

Ecological Notes:

Specimen pictured was photographed on rocky, rubble substrate at a depth of 14 m.

Additional Notes:

Recognised by the striking colouration of the legs, last segment pink with black tips, white segment above dark with longitudinal stripes. Eyestalks red becoming pale toward the tips, black eyes with numerous white spots. Small species grows to about 12 mm.

References:

Reef Creature Identification, Tropical Pacific. Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach, New World Publications Inc, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2012 edition. p160.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=calcinus+lineapropodus. Accessed 12/11/2018.