General Description

Rostrum (the part of the carapace in front of the eyes) little longer than eyestalk, with 4-7 teeth on upper margin; carapace with small spine above orbit of the eye. Up to 3 cm long (head to tail tip).


The Bald Prawn, first illustrated in 1927, feeds on algae or scavenges for animal matter.


Indo-Pacific Oceans, southern and eastern Australian coast to Queensland.


Reef, seaweed, seagrass meadows, including tidal pools, to depth of 46 m.

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