Length up to 30cm (12")"
Body and legs tan to dark brown with orange. Purplish spots on first segmnet of abdomen. Smooth edge to platelike antennae, second set squared.
Nocturnal in various habitats from 2 to 130ft. This nocturnal species shelters during the day and forages at night feeding on bivalves, detritus and scavaging dead animals.. It inhabits the outer reefs, demonstrating a preference for shelters located within complex, high-relief coral habitat, preferring to hang from the ceiling of the shelter rather than occupying the floor. This solitary species shows a high degree of den-fidelity and will bury itself in the sand.
Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer
| Ecological Descriptors
|S, R, Co
||Mol, Sca, Det Noct