- Sea spider
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 1 cm.
This does not appear to be a common species in Port Phillip Bay, a few records exist from southern and northern parts of the bay. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On red and brown seaweed, associated with hydroids, to depth of 22 m.
Southern Australia, including central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed