Body soft, worm-like. No tube feet. Covered with distinctive small dark red domed soft mounds (papillae). Up to 6 cm long.
This species' scientific name reflects the many distinctive red domes covering its surface, called papillae. The continuous series of teeth-like projections around the inner rim of the microscopic wheel ossicles embedded in the body wall distinguishes it from other closely related groups.
In sand and other sediment around rocks, to depth of at least 2 m.
South-eastern South Australia, and western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed