Body tapered at both ends, thin parchment-like to soft leathery body wall, smooth. Lacking tube feet, 15 small tentacles each with 2 pairs of small digits. Off-white to pale yellow to brown colour. Up to 18 cm long.
This newly described species was initially identified as Paracaudina australis, a species originally described from tropical waters in Queensland. P. bacillis is sometimes found washed up on beaches, especially after storms.
In sand or other sediment, 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