Described from New Caledonia and recorded in numerous places in the Indo-West Pacific, including Red Sea, Zanzibar, Australia, Hawaii, and Japan. Also Europa, Seychelles, Australia, New Caledonia. Japan, Paracel, French Polynesia, Mayotte.
Found on hard bottom, rock and rubbles. Lophozozymus pulchellus, usually of small size. This crab is characterized by its live coloration with a reticulation of fine red lines on carapace and ambulatory legs are marked with transverse red bands.