Max Size: 7 cm (2.5 in)
Habitat: Eelgrass beds, salt marshes, estuaries.
Diet: Omnivorous. Forages for algae, decaying organic matter
- Named for their frequent proximity to eelgrass
- Translucent carapace allows them to hide better in open water, higher up amongst submerged aquatic vegetation
- The species name is Latin for “dagger” in reference to their serrated rostrum that provides some protection from would-be predators
- One of the more numerous macroinvertebrates caught in HRPK’s traps