- 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. Leg span about 2 cm.
Young adults (sub-adults) and egg-bearing adults recorded from November-March, but this may reflect seasonal field collecting rather than a breeding cycle. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
Seagrass and seaweed, to depth of 135 m.
South-eastern Australia, including central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed