Middorsal ridge with anterior and posterior halves, each defined anteriorly by tooth. Submedian spine strong and oblique. Dorsolateral ridge unarmed. Hepatic spine present. Lateral ridge without spines. First leg subchelate (flat short claws ending in a finger fitting across an oblique palm); second legs much shorter than other legs. Third and fourth abdominal somites rounded dorsally. Up to 2.5 cm long.
Sand shrimps differ from all other caridean shrimps in having flat short chelipeds ending in a finger fitting across an oblique palm (rather than having two extended opposing fingers). All sand shrimps live on sandy sediments offshore but are so well disguised that they are rarely seen.
Subtidal and shelf sediments, 0-18 m depth, rare.
Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed