Common Box Crab

Calappa hepatica
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Calappa hepatica
Other names Reef Box Crab, Smooth Box Crab
Size Up to 4 cm (1.6 in) Carapace
Weight Under .18 kg (.39 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal to deep ocean waters amongst silty, sandy & shelly areas often near reef & seagrass beds
Depth Range 0 - 150 m (492 ft)
Common Box Crab Distribution