Beaded Hairy Crab

Pilumnus monilifera Haswell, 1881

The most common crab in this species found in the Bass Strait this small hairy crabs carapace features 3-12 tubercles on a curved ridge near anterolateral margin protruding through the hairs, in juveniles tubercles appear as low ridge buried in the velvety hairs

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What habitats does Pilumnus monilifera live in?

In sponges, bryozoans, and algae, intertidal to a depth of around 70m

What is the distribution of Pilumnus monilifera?

South-eastern Australia including Tasmania

How big does Pilumnus monilifera grow?

Can grow to around 20mm

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