Body tapered orally, sometimes short discrete tail anally, thick leathery body wall, smooth. Lacking tube feet, 15 small tentacles each with two pairs of small digits. Yellow to orange to copper to rusty colour. Up to 16 cm long.
This newly described species was initially identified as Paracaudina australis, a species originally described from tropical waters in Queensland. P. cuprea is sometimes found washed up on beaches, especially after storms.
Usually in offshore sediments, sometimes washed-up on beaches, to depth of at least 2 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed