Common name: None
Functional type: Spearer
Range: Bahamas and South Carolina to Brazil and Panama
Habitat: Open sandy bottom, some rock
Depth: Low intertidal to 40 m; most common 0-2 m
Home: U-shaped burrows
Diet: Unknown but may take macro zooplankton, small crustaceans
Size: To 6 cm
Color: Body of males tan; adult females often with pink ovary visible; brown patches on tergites interspersed with white chromatophores; antennal scales, legs white.
Distinguishing Characters: Posterolateral angle of carapace with distinctive brown spots lined with bright yellow boarder; yellow and dark brown stripe on posterior edge of 5th abdominal somite, medial pair of dark spots on posterior dorsal telson lined with yellow; cornea subglobular; rostral plate rectangular with apical spine; raptorial dactyl with 6 teeth.
Activity: Sit-and-wait predator from burrow entrance, rarely leaves burrow
Suitability for Aquarium: Fair; non interactive; require deep sand bed