This small shrimp is whitish overall with some internal red pigment cells (chromatophores). The eyes are also pigmented and are directed upward through the orbit (eye socket). The walking legs are long and slender, and there is a long, simple, spine-like rostrum, but no spines exist on the smooth body surface (carapace) (2).
The threats to this atyid shrimp are unknown, but its confinement to just a single cave place it in an extremely vulnerable position in which habitat degradation or alteration could rapidly lead to its extinction (2).
Coastal bodies of standing waters that have no surface connections to the ocean but display both tidal fluctuations and salinity ranges characteristic of fresh and brackish waters, indicating the presence of subsurface connections to the watertable and ocean.
Central, forward-projecting and occasionally long spine between the eyes of crustaceans.
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