Velvet Crab

Nectocarcinus tuberculosus A. Milne Edwards, 1860

This crab is similar to Nectocarcinus integrifrons but has the small notch between the eyes and is rougher in appearance. Occasionally can be caught in cray-pots and can also be seen sold in fish markets from time to time.

How to identify Nectocarcinus tuberculosus?

A reddish-brownish carapace and legs that are covered in small fine hairs and are rough or tuberculated (rough) the tips of the chelae are black or darker in colour and the rostrum features a small notch. The last walking leg is flattened and pointed at tip. The eye's in adults are red in colour

What habitats does Nectocarcinus tuberculosus live in?

Intertidal to subtidal rocky reef areas out to a depth of around 50m

What is the distribution of Nectocarcinus tuberculosus?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including around Tasmania

How big does Nectocarcinus tuberculosus grow?

Can grow to around 90mm

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