The Rock Crab is a common Sydney species found under rocks around the low-tide mark.
The Rock Crab has a chunky, solid body that can vary from white to red-brown throughout different stages of its life. Its most distinctive feature is the massive claws that are always brown-black with lighter tips. These strong claws are used to feed on a variety of prey, including snails and limpets.
Rock Crabs live on intertidal rocky shores.
Rock Crabs are found in Southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania to Perth in Western Australia.
Feeding and diet
Rock Crabs feed on a variety of prey, including snails and limpets.