Spotted-belly Forceps Crab (species: Ozius guttatus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ozius guttatus
Spotted-belly Forceps Crab

©Damaris Torres-Pulliza: Ozius guttatus at Casuarina Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Oziidae
Genus Ozius
Species Ozius guttatus



Distinguishing features

Spotted below the carapace and on proximal parts of legs. The right claw is large and powerful for crushing, the left has more slender pincers for manipulating food.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


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