Second legs (pereopods 2) subequal and similar, fifth segment (carpus) with 3 articles. Legs (pereopods) lacking epipods and gills (arthrobranchs). Abdominal somite 3 strongly curved so remainder of abdomen directed downwards, not swollen dorsally. Up to 2.5 cm long.
Unlike other southern Australian members of the family Pandalidae that are large oceanic midwater shrimp, the Slender-beaked Shrimp are benthic on the shelf or coastal algal dwellers. The shrimp is semitransparent but spotted. Its only claws, on the second pair of legs, are microscopic. This common delicate, semitransparent species was figured in 1927 as Parapandalus leptorhynchus.
Benthic and shallow subtidal between 3-115 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