species: Saron marmoratus in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Saron marmoratus


©Anne Hoggett: Saron marmoratus about 3 cm long from under rubble exposed at low tide at Coconut Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Hippolytidae
Genus Saron
Species Saron marmoratus

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

Tufts of hairs on carapace and abdomen. Extremely variable colouration, may be a species complex.

Size

  • Up to 5 cm (length according to Edgar, 2019)

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Edgar, G. (2019). Tropical Marine Life of Australia New Holland Publishers, London.