- 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. Prominant, erect abdomen behind trunk. Leg span to 6 mm.
Possibly because of its small size and subtidal habitat, this species is rarely seen by divers. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On bryozoans and hydroids, at depths between 10 and 20 m.
Western Port and Port Phillip in Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed