Yabby or Ghost Nipper

Trypaea australiensis

Features: Soft body, translucent cream-pink; large males have enormous, white flattened claw. To 40-50 mm.

Notes: They burrow in large numbers on sheltered intertidal and shallow, subtidal muddy sandflats.

Collected by yabby pump, and commonly used as bait for fishing. Indigenous, eastern Australia.

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