- Slow Sponge Shrimp
Rostrum obsoletely spinose, spines of medial lobe not distinct from one at end of lateral lobe. Antenna 2 acicle simple. Pleopods 1 of male with 3 articles. Pleurobranchs 5-7 absent. Telson as wide or wider than long, dorsally smooth. Uropodal exopod subtriangular, widest distally, without transverse suture. Carapace up to Up to 1.5 cm long.
Very little is known of the biology of this family of animals and they are thought to be sediment feeders. The species may be unusual in having the juveniles hatch directly from the eggs without planktonic larval stages.
Under rocks in intertidal zone to 2 m depth.
Southern temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed