Head about as wide as long. Pereopod 1 palm oblique and stepped away from axis of limb. Antenna 1 flagellum with 6 articles. Article 6 of pereopod I much larger than that of pereopod 2. Appendix masculina of male robust, one-third width of pleopodal endopod.
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. Australian species of Paranthura are sexually dimorphic; males differ from juveniles and females in antenna 1, pereopods, uropods and telson.
Intertidal, to depth of 8 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed