In members of this genus the tube is comprised of flaring smooth trumpet like structures. An inter-radiolar membrane is absent. The operculum is ornamented with a large number of chitinous spines. In this species there is a dorsal projection over the opening of the tube and the chitinous opercular spines cureve inwards. Individuals up to about 4 cm long, colonies may be massive.
This invasive species is widespread in southern Australian estuaries, and in many other locations around the world. Northern Australian records attributed to this species are generally misidentifications; other species of Ficopomatus occur in tropical waters.
Hard substrates such as rocks and pier piles in estuaries.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed