Brown body. Flattened head with two pairs of eyes on the side, one pair with a focussing lens in the cuticle. Up to 12 mm long.
Byblis mildura is one of the most common amphipods on soft muddy sediments in places like Port Phillip Bay. It occurs in densities up to 1200 individuals per square metre. The animals live in silky tubes on their backs filtering and sorting the muddy sediments with the long hairs on their front legs.
Soft muddy subtidal sediments, between 10-80 m depth.
Native to Australia
sp. MoV 132
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed