This is a benthic ctenophore which is flattened with no distinctive form. There are 18-30 wart-like papillae on the upper surface. Two sheathed tentacles. Colour ranges from yellowish white, to orange, pink, red and purple with opaque white spots.
These unusual ctenophores crawl along the sea floor and may be found in association with other animals, such as sea urchins.
On seaweed or sea urchins, on the sea floor in shallow subtidal areas, to depth of 20 m.
New Zealand, Antarctic, west North Pacific. In South Australia, also western and central Victoria.
Not known to be dangerous to humans.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed