Body small and worm-like with thin soft body wall. No tube feet. Live colour is deep purple-red (carmine) and blood red, not flecked. Tentacles with four pairs of digits. Up to 8 cm long.
In 2007 this species was distinguished as two separate species. As a result, many specimens that had been identified as this species have now been renamed, being classified under the new species. The remaining true specimens of this species are confirmed only for the deep sediments of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait.
Sediments in deep water, to depth of at least 2 m.
Port Phillip in Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed