Rostrum reaching slightly beyond, but not far exceeding tip of scaphocerite, broad and straight; with 7-8 dorsal teeth, 2-3 ventral teeth. Flagella of antennule fused for 6-7 articles (one-fifth of length). Fifth segment (carpus) of second leg (pereopod 2) shorter than palm (propodus proximal to finger), not reaching tip of scaphocerite. Saddle stripes of red across back and sides of whole body; less distinct on carapace; palm of pereopod 2 with narrow red band; fingers with similar band half way along. Up to 1.5 cm long.
These shrimp are active members of the epifaunal community of rock pools and sediments where they scavende for food cleaning up dead fish and shellfish. When disturbed they retreat quickly to the shelter of rocky overhangs and algae.
Rocky habitats, 0-3 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed