Dorsal surface bearing short fine setae (at least some on pleotelson and coxal plates); uropodal exopod apically emarginate. Pereon and pleon bearing obvious dorsal tuberculation (in addition to the midline). Pleonal sternites 1-3 markedly keeled. Up to 1.5 cm long.
Sand skaters use their discoid shape and camouflage to swim and walk about invisibly on the surface of sand in marine environments. They feed on the organic matter found in the sand.
Intertidal to depth of 82 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed