Common Sand Crab

Ovalipes australiensis
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Ovalipes australiensis
Other names Surf Crab, Bait Thief, Biter Crab
Size Up to 11 cm (4.33 in) Carapace
Weight Under .20 kg (.44 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters in estuaries and intertidal beaches amongst sandy areas
Depth Range 0 - 35 m (114 ft)
Common Sand Crab Distribution