Also known as Anomura Crab, Plated Lobster, Rugose Squat Lobster.
Found under boulders and in crevices, over mud, sand and rocky substrates, in shallow to deeper waters of the continental slope. Females have smaller claws.
They feed on detritus, plants and zooplankton.
Length - 3cm
Depth - 10-300m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean
Anomura crabs are considered false crabs, they have a longer abdomen and the back legs are modified or reduced so hardly noticeable.
These crabs include the hermit crabs and squat lobsters.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munida_rugosa