Brown with paler spots and white eyes. The last uropod has two minute hooks at the end. Up to 8 mm long.
Ampithoids build thin tubes in which to live, weaving them from silk secreted from glands in their legs. Hooks on the uropods and on the hind legs hold the animal in its tube which is stuck among the fronds of algae. Ampithoids are herbivores, feeding on the algae where they live.
Intertidal areas in macroalgae, to depth of 23 m.
South-eastern Australia, including coastal Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed