In members of this genus there are 12 pairs of elytrae and 26 segments. In Thormora argus the elytrae are covered with large macrotubercles giving a rough appearance, and the elytrae do not quite cover the dorsum which allows glimpses of transverse pigmented bands to be seen down the midline. Body up to about 5 cm long.
This is probably the most common scale worm in southern Australia in shallow reef habitats such as holdfasts and mussel clumps.
Port Phillip Bay and other similar coastal habitat, inshore and continental shelf.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed