Furry-clawed Crab

Australoplax tridentata

Other name

Tuxedo Crab


Adult males have blue claws with large round patch of fur at base of fingers (females have very small claws). Broad, vertical black and white bands across front of mouthparts. To 15 mm across.


Abundant, in mangroves and on muddy creek banks. Indigenous, Sydney, NSW, north to Darwin, NT.

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