Urocaridella antonbruunii (Bruce, 1967)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 2 June 2001
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
20m
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 2 June 2001
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
20m
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia recorded from the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Ecological Notes:

Found in holes and caves, often floating motionless in the water column.

Additional Notes:

Transparent body with a long slender rostrum, covered with white and red spots. The chelipeds and walking legs are red and white banded. Grows to 30 mm.

References:

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific, Terrence M. Gosliner, David W. Behrens and Gary C. Williams, Sea Challengers Publication, Monterey, California. 1996. p.202.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Urocaridella+antonbruunii. Accessed 15/11/2018.