- 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, inflated. Leg span about 1 cm.
This species has a scientific name that reflects its small size compared to the other species of its genus group. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On or near hydroids, to depth of 144 m.
South-eastern Australia, including eastern Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed