Red Mud Lobster

Neaxius glyptocercus


Stout, lobster-like animal with strong claws; reddish-orange. To 100 mm.


Very common in Moreton Bay. Indigenous, northern and eastern Australia.

Tips of claws and antennae can be often seen poking out of large burrows, lower intertidal and shallow subtidal zones. Disappears rapidly if disturbed.

Red Mud Lobster, Neaxius glyptocercus

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