Achaeus japonicus (De Haan, 1839)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 December 2002
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
22m
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 24 June 2000
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
23m
Achaeus japonicus
Achaeus japonicus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 3 February 2017
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Western Pacific, Indonesia and Japan.

Ecological Notes:

Often found in association with giant anemones, or on rubble substrate in algae.

Additional Notes:

As with other decorator crabs, this species has the ability to attach particles for camouflage.