Smooth Shore Crab

Cyclograpsus audouinii H. Milne Edwards, 1837

This crab can be hard to distinguish from the Purple-mottled Shore Crab (C. granulosus) in fact the only true way is to look at the underside of the crab if the area where the legs join the body of the crab has a tuft of small hairs then it is C. audouinii if it does not then it is C. granulosus.

The carapace of this crab is smooth and lacks any notches the colour can vary greatly much like others in this family.

How to identify Cyclograpsus audouinii?

What habitats does Cyclograpsus audouinii live in?

Can be found under rocks at all intertidal and subtidal levels

What is the distribution of Cyclograpsus audouinii?

Most of Australian coasts including around Tasmania excluding the NT

How big does Cyclograpsus audouinii grow?

Can grow to around 40mm across the carapace

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