Rostrum short; claws (chelipeds) unequal in size, moveable finger of the smaller claw is longer than the fixed finger; tail fan semicircular in shape, much shorter than the oval branches of the uropod. Body up to 2.5 cm length.
As the common name would suggest, this ghost shrimp was previously only known from Western Port however there is one record of the species from Swan Bay at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay. As in most ghost shrimps the claws are unequal but in this species alone, the moveable finger of the smaller claw is longer than the fixed finger. The species (as Eucalliax tooradin) was listed as "vulnerable" under IUCN criteria.
Intertidal mudflats and down to 3 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed