DECORATOR CRABS
MITHRACIDAE
Spotted Decorator Crab
Microphyrs bicornutus
Size
Carapace up to 2cm wide. 

Description
:
Typically decorated (algae etc) with only the claw arms exposed. Carapace lumpy and greyish white, flecked with brown under the algae. Smooth, whitish claw arms covered with purple-brown spots.
2 long, fused horns project from the front of carapace.

Ecology
Found in rubble on beaches and under a few inches of water and in tidepools. Nocturnal.


    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
R 2
(Carapace)
Veg, Sca I F
Spotted Decorator Crab
Synonyms:
Speck Claw Decorator Crab
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