Dianne Hausler
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Crustaceans
Yellow-striped Hermit
Yellow-striped Hermit
Clibanarius taeniatus

Appearance:  Dark body with yellow stripes on legs, body and claws.

Size: To 35mm.

Location: Found in intertidal zones, tidal mudflats and mangroves.

(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)


Soldier Crab
Mictyris longicarpus

Appearance: 
Round sky blue body, cream legs with purple joints.

Size: To 25mm.

Location: Found on sandy estuaries, tidal mudflats and mangroves.

Information: Emerge from their holes at low tide and will burrow quickly into sand when disturbed. Unlike most crabs, soldier crabs walk forward rather than sideways.


(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)

Sand Crab
Sand Crab
Portunus pelagicus

Appearance: 
Olive green and mottled blue. Females are a duller green/brown and have a more rounded carapace.  

Size: To 200mm.

Location: Found in intertidal estuaries, sandy-muddy waters and seagrass beds.

Information: Also known as the blue swimmer crab, flower crab and blue manna crab.


(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)



Pea Crab
Pea Crab
Pinnotheres cardii

Appearance: Small, round sandy-coloured crab.

Size: To 10mm. Females larger than males.

Location: Found in muddy sandflats.

Information: Commensal inhabitant of Razor Clams.


(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)
Bay Prawn
Bay Prawn
Metapenaeus bennettae

Appearance: translucent body with finely speckled brown spots.

Size: To 110mm.

Information: Found in soft muddy zones that is rich in organic matter.

(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)
Yabby
Yabby
Callianassa australiensis

Appearance: translucent cream-pink body. Males have a large white flattened claw.

Size: 400-500mm.

Location: Found in estuaries along the eastern coast of Australia. Digs extensive burrows in muddy sandflats.

Information: Other name: ghost-shrimp.

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