Head much longer than wide; rostrum very broad and short, as long as anterolateral lobes. Pereopod 1 with straight palm on axis of limb. Pereon and pleon weakly or not pitted laterally and dorsally. Exopod of uropod with sinuous dorsal margin, not cleft; maxilliped article 4 level with corner of article 3. Telson not sculptured or ridged dorsally, a simple dome.
This isopod is an active predator that uses its hook-like hands to grasp its prey and its biting mouthparts to make a meal of it. Males have longer antennae and larger eyes than juveniles or females and can swim in search of mates. The Anthuridae and similar families are common and diverse on sandy and muddy sediments and can build tubes.
Silty sand sediments, at depths of 3-22 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed