species: Saron marmoratus in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (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



Distinguishing features

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


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



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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References that assist with identification

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