Austrodromidia octodentata

No species profile available for Austrodromidia octodentata – Bristled Sponge Crab.

Austrodromidia octodentata is a crab belonging to the Dromiidae family. Their scientific name was first published in 1882 by Haswell.

The crabs body has small bristles all over. They use the bristles to hold debris to camouflage themselves. Usually they use chunks of sponge.

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John Turnbull – CC BY – NC-SA 2.0

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