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Red and White-spotted Reef Crab

Lophozozymus erinnyes


Large; bright red, covered in white spots and short, thick, irregular lines. To 100 mm across.


Common, hides in cavities in dead coral or mussel clumps, intertidal zone down to about 30 m depth. Known only from northern Australia south to Moreton Bay.

Red and White-spotted Reef Crab, Lophozozymus erinnyes

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