Burrowing Shore Crab

Leptograpsodes octodentatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)

The carapace of this crab is oval shaped and features a single notch behind the eye. The colour varies from mottled greens and browns to a purple colour morph.

This crab is a bit different to most shore crabs and can be found on land some distance from the coast and nearly into fresh water. They live in burrows they build for shelter coming out at night to feed at the waters edge

How to identify Leptograpsodes octodentatus?

What habitats does Leptograpsodes octodentatus live in?

Exposed rocky shores to rivers edges above the high tide mark feeding from the mid to high tide levels

What is the distribution of Leptograpsodes octodentatus?

Southern Australian coasts including around Tasmania

How big does Leptograpsodes octodentatus grow?

Can grow up to around 60mm across the carapace

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