Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Dardanus arrosor (Herbst, 1796)

Striated Hermit Crab




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific, E Atlantic Oceans (Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, West Africa, South Africa, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors

Bathyal, benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Muddy, coarse or fine sand, shell bottom, depth 30 to 414 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
24-Apr-2012 24-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)