Body soft, dark grey-brown. Body wall is slightly leathery and lacks ossicles. Up to 6 mm long.
This is one of the smallest holothuroids in the world. Sexes are not separate, and all specimens have two "pockets" (marsupia) at the oral (mouth) end of the dorsal body. The two small ventral tentacles have been observed extending back to the openings of these marsupia from where small tube feet extend, presumably the means of putting eggs or embryos into the marsupia.
Attached to brown seaweed fronds in high wave energy parts of the coast, to depth of at least 2 m.
South-eastern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed