The Swift-footed Crab is the most active and prominent crab on Sydney's rocky coast. Scurrying and darting quickly among the rocks, it can be quite difficult to catch.
The Swift-footed Crab's colour varies, although it is usually a dark olive-green or dark purple with lighter flecks on the upper surface. The large front claws are purple and white.
The Swift-footed Crab lives on intertidal rocky shores.
The Swift-footed Crab is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Also New Zealand and South America.