- 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. Short abdomen behind trunk, unsegmented. Leg span about 4 cm.
Little is known about the biology of this species. It's distribution is likely to be more widespread than current collection data indicate. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
Recorded on sponges, bryozoans and hydroids, to depth of 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