DECORATOR CRABS
MITHRACIDAE
Green Clinging Crab
Mithraculus sculptus
Size
Carapace up to 2cm. 

Description
:
Olive green carapace and legs. Back with
smooth rounded nodules and walking legs heavily bristled. 2 large spines on he inside of the first section of the claw arms. Spatulate, pale claw tips.

Ecology
Found in rubble and reefs and algae-covered rocky coastlines and backwater areas with algae-covered rock surfaces to depths of 0 to 40ft (0-13m), but usually at the shallower end of this range. Feed primarily on algae.


    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
R 2 Veg I F
Green Clinging Crab
Synonyms:
Emerald Crab
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