General Description

Body and claws orange, covered with short hairs. One claw larger than the other. Up to 7 cm long (head to tail tip).


Hairy Snapping Shrimps use the fingers at the end of their larger claw to make a loud click sound to stun prey. Little else is known of their biology despite them being a common species. They belong to the most diverse group of shrimps in southern Australia with almost 50 species known.




Under stones and corals, to depth of 45 m.

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