Rostrum with tip developed as a laterally compressed lamella, a continuation of an obsolete dorsal carina, tip rounded in lateral view. Claw (chela) of male folded back against laterally expanded fourth segment (merus). Colour in life is translucent with red digestive gland apparent. Up to 2 cm long.
The Southern Hooded Shrimp is not a true snapping shrimp because the claw lacks the necessary pistol mechanism. Instead, the claw resembles a monkey wrench and folds back on itself. The shrimp is generally colourless except for a red patch on the body. The southern hooded shrimp is rare, living in sandy sediments about 8 m deep in Victoria. Few specimens of this species have ever been collected and it has never been observed alive.
From reef and sandy sediment, to depth of 8 m.
Southern temperate oceans, including Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed