Rostrum with three lobes (trilobite), lateral lobes reduced, fused with medial lobe, medial lobe longer than eyes, tapering, arising below level of carapace. Postocular teeth conspicuous. Lateral carapace wall with an acute spine. Walking legs with 7th segment (dactyli) having 2 irregular rows of teeth. Up to 5.5 mm wide.
This species is abundant in surveys of soft sediments of bays and the shelf in south-eastern Australia. The genus is represented throughout the western Pacific as far south as the subantarctic islands.
Uncommon intertidally but frequently encountered in soft benthic samples, 2-130 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed