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Shawl Crab

Atergatis floridus


Broadly oval with smooth, shiny, dark green to olive shell, patterned with white ‘lace-shawl’. To 60 mm across.


Various habitats; under rocks on exposed and sheltered shores; in crevices in dead coral on muddy sandflats (e.g. Dunwich); on coral reefs both inside and outside Moreton Bay. Northern Australia south to NSW; Indo-West Pacific.

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