Max Size: 7 cm (2.5 cm)
Habitat: Eelgrass beds, salt marshes, estuaries.
Diet: Forages for algae, decaying organic matter
- Sand Shrimp burrow in the sediment with only antennae exposed, emerging at night to forage for food
- Dusky, sand coloration for camouflage
- Easy to distinguish from the Grass shrimp by the flat, spade-like shape of its head. The sand shrimp additionally lacks a rostrum
- Sand Shrimp can withstand a relatively wide range of temperatures and salinities