Rhynchocinetes australis, Stanley, TAS, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Close relative of R. rugulosus found in southern waters. It differs structurally from R. rugulosus in lacking a gill at the base of the third walking leg (present on the first two), but is more easily recognised because it has stripes rather than bands on the upper segments of the legs. Southern hinge-back shrimps nevertheless exhibit a range of different colour patterns, and it is therefore possible that several species are involved.
Max Size: 6 cm
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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