Body cucumber-shaped, soft, dark brown to mottled to pale yellow. Tube feet ventrally (underneath), conical pointed papillae over rest of body. Young individuals are white with prominent papillae, and move with a caterpillar-like action. Up to 20 cm long.
This is one of the biggest holothuroid species in Victorian waters. Juveniles are quite different in appearance to the adults and were initially thought to be a different species. This species was first described and named from New Zealand.
Under surface of rocks, in sediment, and occasionally on exposed rock surfaces, to depth of at least 40 m.
New Zealand and southern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed