Head a little longer than wide; rostrum short, rounded, about equal to prominent anterolateral lobes. Pereopod 1 palm strongly convex. Pereon and pleon weakly or not pitted laterally and dorsally. Exopod of uropod with sinuous dorsal margin, not cleft; maxilliped article 4 reaching as far as end of article 3. Telson not sculptured or ridged dorsally, a simple dome.
This isopod is an active predator that uses its hook-like hands to grasp its prey and its biting mouthparts to make a meal of it. Males have longer antennae and larger eyes than juveniles or females and can swim in search of mates. The Anthuridae and similar families are common and diverse on sandy and muddy sediments and can build tubes.
Clayey-sand sediment, at depths of 1-140 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed