Bright longitudinally striped body with elongate nippers that are almost straight along the upper margin. It is a moderately common pistol shrimp under rocks in southern Tasmania, but extremely rare on the mainland. These two populations may comprise different species, as there appear to be slight differences in the shape of the claws.
Max Size: 4 cm
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (50% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney