Australian Marine Slater

Ligia australiensis (Dana, 1853)

A small, flattened crustacean with an oval-shaped body, longer than it is wide, with 7 pairs of legs and long antennae. Usually grey or brown, sometimes with pale splotches

How to identify Ligia australiensis?

What habitats does Ligia australiensis live in?

Found under rocks and other cover in the intertidal zone avoiding entering the water and if they do they quickly head back to dry land

What is the distribution of Ligia australiensis?

Southern Australia

How big does Ligia australiensis grow?

They can grow to around 3cm long

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