Body cylindrical, with prominent antennae. The first four pairs of legs are thin and with rows of hairs; the last three pairs are more stubby and attach the animal. The body bends between the elongate fourth body segment and the fifth, up to 10 mm long.
Neastacilla species are the masters of disguise as both the colour and slender body of these isopods would fool even the hungriest of predators into looking elsewhere for its meal.
Subtidal in algae to depths of 21 m.
Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern Australia.
Plankton or Particles
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed