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BiologyInhabits brackish water of estuaries and freshwater tidal zone. Occurs in burrows and is often found on mudflats in extremely shallow water where it browses on algae (Ref. 12693). Feeds on algae and harpacticoids (Ref. 92840). An intertidal and amphibious air-breather that actively shuttles back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184). Occasionally seen in markets (Ref. 12693).