An endemic and generally uncommon species in Hong Kong.
Another species found around hillstreams. This is a rather terrestrial crab and is often found along the river bank feeding on fallen leaves. All freshwater crabs in HK are understudied and we still lack thorough understanding on their behaviour and distribution.
Identification: Carapace usually purple, but can also be grey. Claws and legs range from dark red to orange in colour. Is a rather large crab, 1.5x bigger than Cryptopotamon anacoluthon. Often found in solitary.
AFCD: Not assessed.
IUCN Red List Status - Data Deficient
Fellowes et al. (2002)- Not Assessed