Reef Crab

Ozius truncatus

Ozius truncatus - Reef Crab
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Size: 20 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky areas

Depth: Upper intertidal to shallow subtidal

Ozius truncatus - Reef Crab
Ozius truncatus - Reef Crab
Ozius truncatus - Reef Crab
Ozius truncatus - Reef Crab
Ozius truncatus - Reef Crab

This aggressive crab is commonly seen hunting on flat rock ledges in the intertidal zone, or in crevices. Dark brown to maroon, this crab has distinct black claws and a series of deep grooves in the carapace behind the eyes.