Rough Rock Crab

Nectocarcinus integrifrons (Latreille, 1825)

The male of this species carries the female around between his claws until she moults and is then ready to mate. This crab is similar to Nectocarcinus tuberculosus but lacks the notch between the eyes

How to identify Nectocarcinus integrifrons?

With a carapace shape much like others this species can be set apart from those similar crabs by the two-tone colour of the carapace the front half being a dark reddish purple and the back half being a whiteish grey. Other key factors in identifying this crab are the claws being black tipped and the last leg or hind leg being dagger shaped.

What habitats does Nectocarcinus integrifrons live in?

Found on reefs and seaweed or sand patches out to a depth of around 20m

What is the distribution of Nectocarcinus integrifrons?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including around Tasmania

How big does Nectocarcinus integrifrons grow?

Can grow to around 80mm across the carapace

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