Body shape slug-like with gill structures visible as multiple projections along the sides body. Pattern includes shades or colours of red. Animal up to 3 cm long.
These animals have processes that contain a viscous pigment created from their encrusting bryozoan food. It is stored and discharged for defensive purposes. Deeper-water specimens tend to be paler in colour.
On mixed growth, probably associated with encrusting bryozoans, to depth of 23 m.
Tropical and warm-temperate Indo-West Pacific. In southern and eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed