Moreton Bay Bug

Thenus orientalis
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Thenus orientalis
Other names Reef Bug, Flathead Lobster, Bay Lobster, Mud Bug, Slipper Lobster, Sand Bug
Size Up to 8 cm (3.1 in) carapace
Weight Up to .38 kg (.83 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal and deeper ocean waters amongst silty, muddy and sandy areas
Depth Range 8 - 100 m (26 - 328 ft)
Moreton Bay Bug Distribution
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