Body with proboscis projecting outward from front, with the mouth at the tip. Central body (trunk) behind the proboscis, with a raised, rounded area (tubercle) bearing four eyes. Eight segmented walking legs attached to the sides of the trunk. Small abdomen behind trunk, unsegmented. Leg span about 5 mm.
While this species has been mainly collected from algae, particularly red and brown seaweed and seagrass, the association is most probably with epizoic hydroids which live on or near the algae. This species does not appear to be common in Port Phillip Bay with only a few records from the southern end. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On red and brown algae and seagrass, associated with hydroids, to depth of 50 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed