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Spanner crab

Ranina ranina

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Rectangular body that tapers towards the rear. Orange to red in colour with small white spots on the carapace. The claws face in towards the front of the body. Rear legs are armoured and have numerous joints. Spikes are found along the edge of the front of the body and claws.

Length: Carapace up to 14 cm


On sandy substrates; 10-100 m depth

Log it

In New South Wales, log if spotted south of Nowra

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

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