- 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 or more eyes. Eight segmented walking legs attached to the sides of the trunk. Short abdomen behind trunk. Leg span about 1 cm.
Little is known about the biology of this sea spider. There is one record of an egg-bearing male carrying ten eggs. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
Red and brown algae, hydroids, to depth of 20 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